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UBENA of 1928 owned by Woermann Linie, Hamburg (German East Africa Line).
· Date: Wed, 1 May 19 · Views: 177
· Filesize: 40.3kb, 289.0kb · Dimensions: 1024 x 719 ·
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Keywords: Ubena
Source of Image, If not your own: Beeldbank Vlissingen
Location photo was taken: Flushing (Vlissingen)
Date photo was taken: 1934-1935
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eddyw
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Wed, 1 May 19 19:03

"Ubena" (1928; 9,554 grt) In 1930s sailed for Deutsche Afrika-Linien services - N European ports - SW and E Africa (including Luderitz Bay in former German SW Africa). Also interesting 'Round Africa" voyages taking in : Hamburg, Rotterdam, Antwerp, Southampton, Las Palmas, Lobito, Walvis Bay, Luderitz Bay, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, East London, Durban , Lourenco Marques, Beira, Mocambique, Porto Amelia, Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Tanga, Mombasa, Aden, Suez, Port Said, Genoa, Marseilles, Palma de Mallorca, Malaga, Ceuta, Rotterdam, Hamburg.
Accommodation for 124 (first), 78 (second), 132 (third) in commercial service. Captured 1945 became troopship "Empire Ken"till 1957.
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Thu, 2 May 19 03:46

UBENA RGVW-DHYE 31.3./31.7.1928 Blohm & Voss KG a. Akt., Hamburg (482) 9554/5590 27066/15835 7555 135.78-18.37-9.07-12.32 m Getr. Turbine 4200 5 16.0 1275 Shipyard 151 (Pas.I=124 II=78 III=132) 9523/5573 26978/15788 7350 142,85-18,37-9,06-12,32 m (U and V 25.7.1934 shipyard) Turbine with wheels 6500 5 16,0 1275 1928/34 shipyard (2.8.1928) "Ubena'' AG D. O. A. L., Hamburg (DEU). 30.8.1939 to Hamburg (voyage Beira - Hamburg) via Ireland and Fair Isle. 1939 Naval Bishop 7th U Boots fleet. Kiel (24.11.39)-3. U boats fleet. Kiel (1.3.1941)-5. U Boats Fleet. (1.1.1942). 27.4.1942 John T. Essberger (Africa lines). -21st U Boots Fleet. Pillau (17.8.1942)- Wounded transport ship (2.2.1945). 8./10.5.1945 on journey Copenhagen - Kiel and in June here available. 17.7.1945 in Copenhagen delivered to England. "Empire Ken" Ministry of War Transport (Royal Mail Lines Ltd.), London (GBR). December 1945 U troop transporter at the Clyde. January 1946 Ministry of Transp. (as before). August 1957 sold for demolition to British Iron & Steel Co. 20.9. to Dalmuir at W. H. A. Young & Co. and the fuselage goes on 16.12. to Troon for final demolition.
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