The German Sperrbrecher 9 (ex SS Lüneburg) seen here apparently in the port of Le Havre, going by the PAH on the cranes, photographed in the second half of 1940.
A Sperrbrecher was usually a cargo ship, converted to destroy mines and to clear waterways for following convoys. They had to break throu
Built in 1875 as a steamer by Roach, Chester, PA.
Launched : Aug. 5, 1875 for the Pacific Mail Steamship Co., San Francisco. (3016 BRT)
In 1918 are the engines removed and converted to a six-masted barquentine. (2903 BRT)
She was abandoned somewhere in 1930. At that moment William Manual from ?? was