german Kohlen Import U. Poseidon Schifffahrt A. G. (K.I.A., Koholyt A. G.) SS Konigsberg-Preussen [+1941]
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nationality german
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1924
is nickname no
weight (tons) 2530  grt
dimensions 84.7 x 13.5 x 6.3 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 188  n.h.p.
speed 9.5  knots
yard no. 467
IMO/Off. no. 5606242
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cause lost mine
date lost 01/02/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
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Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft A. G., Kiel
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Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft A. G., Kiel
Kohlen Import U. Poseidon Schifffahrt A. G. (K.I.A., Koholyt A. G.), Königsberg (Koenigsberg)
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depth (m.) 20 max. / 18.9 min. (m)
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last update 16/12/2010
[1] Lettens Jan26/05/2009
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Allen Tony12/05/2009The German cargo steamer Konigsberg-Preussen SS struck a mine and sank on February 1st, 1941, off Cuxhaven.
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About Owners
Kohlen Import U. Poseidon Schifffahrt A. G. (K.I.A., Koholyt A. G.), Königsberg (Koenigsberg)

On April 17th, 1899, the Coalimport and the Press- Coal-factory from the Merchants August Schwanfelder and Hans Rosenkranz was founded. (Koholyt?)

In the 1920s Kohlen-Import A.G. was renamed Kohlen-Import und Konigsberger Reederei A.G.

In 1925 Kohlen-Import und Poseidon Schiffahrt A.G. The flag was a white diamond with "K.I.A." and two crossed hammers.

In 1955 it became Poseidon Schifffahrts GmbH with the shield replacing the diamond, without KIA.

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 Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft A. G., Kiel
Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft was a German shipbuilding company, located at Kiel, and one of the largest and most important builders of U-boats for the Kaiserliche Marine in World War I and the Kriegsmarine in World War II
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