belgian Red Star Line - S. A. de Navigation Belge-Americaine Gerolstein SS (1928~1939) Consul Horn SS [+1942]
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general
nationality belgian
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1904
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 8384  grt
dimensions 138.8 x 17.2 x 9.3 m
engine 2 x quadruple expansion engines, twin screws
power 808  n.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 365
about the loss
cause lost mine
date lost 20/07/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
about people
builder
Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
next owners
[1]Horn H. C. - Dampfschiffs-Rhederei Horn - Fruchtdampfer AG, Lübeck (Luebeck)
SS Consul Horn [+1942]
period 1940 ~ 1942
[2]Westindische
SS Consul
period 1939 ~ 1940
last owner
[3]Red Star Line - S. A. de Navigation Belge-Americaine, Antwerpen
SS Gerolstein
period 1928 ~ 1939
prev. owners
[4]Shaw, Savill & Albion Co. Ltd. (R. Shaw & W. Savill), London
SS Mamari
period 1904 ~ 1928
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 14 max. / 13.5 min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Jan Lettens
entered 01/07/2002
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 23/09/2010
 
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[1] Jan Lettens20/07/2009
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Allen Tony19/07/2009

CONSUL HORN SS was a German Passenger/Refrigerated cargo vessel of  6,689grt built in 1904 by Harland & Wolff, Belfast as the British steamer MAMARI SS for Shaw, Savill & Albion Co Ltd, Southampton. In 1928 she was renamed GEROLSTEIN and in 1939 CONSUL HORN and later in 1939 CONSUL and in 1940 again renamed CONSUL HORN SS.

On the 20th July 1942 she was mined

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Jan Lettens06/08/2007H.C. Horn; 1904; Harland & Wolff; 8.384 tons; 453.8x56.4x30.5; 808 nhp; quadruple expansion engines. The Geramn steamship, Consul Horn struck a mine and sank on July 20th, 1942, N.E. of Borkum.
Jan Lettens28/08/2008UK hydro member
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About Builders
 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
Harland and Wolff was formed in 1861 by Edward James Harland and Hamburg-born Gustav Wilhelm Wolff. Based in Belfast at Queen’s Island, Harland and Wolff are a huge and very important shipbuilding company. The shipbuilding complex is only one of two yards left in the U.K. capable of building large merchant ships. The yard was most well known for building high-class transatlantic passenger liners and was considered to be the best in the world. The company has built over 1700 ships at four yards and has been in operation for over 135 years.

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