german Woermann Linie SS Adolph Woermann (+1939)
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nationality german
purpose transport
type passenger/cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1922
weight (tons) 8577  grt
dimensions 132.1 x 17.7 x 11.4 m
material steel
engine 1 Blohm & Voss steam turbine
power 3300  h.p.
speed 14  knots
yard no. 395
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cause lost scuttled
date lost 22/11/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
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Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Woermann Linie, Hamburg
captain Burfeind, Otto
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Allen Tony12/03/2009ADOLPH WOERMANN

Owned by the Woermann Linie, A.G.; Built in 1922 by Blohm & Voss; 8,577 tons; 433.5x58.2x37.4 ft.; turbine engines.

The German passenger/cargo ship Adolph Woermann SS was scuttled to avoid capture on November 22nd, 1939, in the S. Atlantic near Ascension Island. She was trying to return to Hamburg from Mombasa where she had taken on a number of passengers.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Lettens Jan24/04/2012Notes:

The Passengers and crew of Adolph Woermann were taken to England by HMS NEPTUNE and interned at Seaton/Devon.

In 1940 most of the internees from the camp were taken on the ARANDORA STAR and so was Capt. Burfeind and his crew, and he was lost when that ship was sunk by the German submarine U-47 on 2 July 1940.

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About Builders
 Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
The name Blohm & Voss has stood for quality in ship construction and marine and mechanical engineering for 125 years. Blohm & Voss was founded in 1877 by Hermann Blohm and Ernst Voss as a general partnership. A shipyard was built on the island of Kuhwerder having three building berths along a 250m water front. - - -

Although the company was almost completely demolished at the end of World War II, it still builds warships both for the Deutsche Marine and for export. Today Blohm + Voss is an innovative German shipyard specializing in the construction of naval vessels and technically sophisticated megayachts from building facilities in Hamburg including repairs, refits, and modification of such vessels as well as merchant ships.

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