1906 completed by A.G.Weser, Bremen
for Deutsche Dampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft Neptun, Bremen
735 GRT, 960tdw, 550bhp, 9kn
1944 sunk in Bremen, repaired, 1945 sunk by air attack in Hamburg, 1948 - 50 repaired and rebuilt to a motor ship in Bremerhaven
1962 pa. HYDRA
1964 gr. BRUNSBÜT
Neptun type general cargo vessel IRON BARON. Yard #385 launched Oct 1972 by VEB Schiffswerft Neptun, Rostock (East Germany) for Reederei Barthold Richters, Hamburg. Chartered by BHP before delivery and registered Newcastle (U.K.) to Richters subsidiary Baron Shipping Co. Ltd, Bermuda. March 1980 pur
Cable & Wireless owned cable layer of 9,019 gross tons completed in 1962 by Lubecker Flenderwerke A.G. as the Neptun under the West German flag. Sold to C & W and renamed Cable Venture in 1977 she saw a lot of service before being scrapped at Alang in 1998.
Seen here at Southampton on 18/10/81.