german Rhederei Actien-Gesellschaft Von 1896 SV Hera [+1914]
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general
nationality german
purpose transport
type barque - bark
propulsion sailing ship
date built 1886
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 2119  grt
dimensions 83.82 x 12.5 x 6.6 m
material iron
rigging 4 masts (rigged with royal sails above double top and single topgallant sails), 2058 nrt, 2771 sqm sailing area
speed  
yard no. 58
call sign
RHPL  
RHPL
about the loss
cause lost ran aground (wrecked)
other reasons gale/storm
date lost 31/01/1914  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.19rank: 634
about people
builder
Tecklenborg J. C. - Johannes Carl Tecklenborg A.G. (Abegg, J.S.), Geestemunde
last owner
[1]Rhederei Actien-Gesellschaft Von 1896, Hamburg
SV Hera [+1914]
period 1906 ~ 1914
call sign: 
RHPL
prev. owners
[2]Wencke Bernhard & Söhne, Hamburg
Hera
period 1889 ~ 1906
[3]Tecklenborg, Franz, Bremen
Richard Wagner
period 1886 ~ 1889
captain F. Lorenz
no. of crew 24
about the wreck
depth (m.) 15 max. / 7.5 min. (m)
orientation 160°
visibility average
protected no
war grave no
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 27/08/2008
last update Siert Ingo
last update 29/03/2013
 
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Lettens Jan04/04/2013
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  The Wreck today  
 

Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Despite shallow waters, she is in a relatively sheltered place and there is still a substantial amount of wreckage.

Atlantic Scuba20/12/2007

During the last year several finds have come to light on the Hera, including a telescope and some personal belongings. There are a couple of swim throughs, the longest being about 40m long. The 'A' frame is covered in anemones, a good second dive.
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Lettens Jan04/04/2013

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Patience Kevin31/12/2009

One of the finds over the years were coal brickettes stamped with a crown and the name Cardiff, these were not cargo as first thought but fuel for the auxilliary boiler. The ship had steam winches fitted and allowed the number of crew to be reduced to 24..
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Four-masted steel barque, 1886; ex-Richard Wagner; 1.994 ton, 276x41x23 ft. Hera was en route from Chili to Falmouth with a cargo of nitrate, when on the 1st february 1914, she struck the Whelps reef during a south-westerly gale, which ripped through her hull and sank on the west side of Gull Rock, St Veryan Bay, Cornwall. The crew attempted to launch lifeboats, but they capsized. Only 5 survived, clinging to the only remaining mast.

19 sailors washed ashore and were buried in a massgrave in Veryan churchyard.
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About Builders
 Tecklenborg J. C. - Johannes Carl Tecklenborg A.G. (Abegg, J.S.), Geestemunde
Founded in 1841 by Jan Simon Abegg and taken over in 1845 by J.C. Tecklenborg
DESCHIMAG, Werk Tecklenborg
 
 
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Siert Ingo  05/02/2012
Hera wreck, frame swim around
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