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HESTIA

s.s. HESTIA entering the Willemdok at Antwerp. German flag perhaps?

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ss HESTIA QMJT-DOII 28.5./21.7.1929 DESCHIMAG-Werk AG "Weser", Bremen (877) 2883/1616 8166/4579 4229/3682/3630 90,50-14,02-7,10-7,90 m 3fE and A 500x800x1280/900 1170 2 14,5 280 Shipyard 26 (Pas. 12) (20.6.1929) "Hestia" DG "Neptune", Bremen (DEU). 28.8.1939 to Bremen from Huelva. 1940 Kriegsmarine company "Seelöwe"/Transporter "A 20", 20.12.1940 return. 1941 Ari training ship/Schiffsari school (11.10.41/U Aarhus)-Transporter Baltic Sea (22.10.44). 18.5.1945 in Copenhagen. 21.6.1945 in Methil delivered to Holland. 22.9. in London "Margaret" Dutch government (Netherlands Ministry of Shipping) in The Hague (NLD). Used by the Dutch Navy as depot ship. End of May 1946 "Kishiniv" USSR in Moscow (RUS). 1960 in Lloyd's Register and 1961 in USSR Register deleted.
 

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Masts and superstructure would rather suggest the 1929 built vessel.
 

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It must be the 1929 one. The bow has a very typical German build shape and the 1907 vessel is totally different -

http://www.tynebuiltships.co.uk/H-Ships/hestia1907.html
 

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