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|sema4 on Jul 23, 2012 00:40 (1 year ago)|
|Classic photo of a beautiful little ship ! Thanks for posting !|
|Gordy on Jul 22, 2012 17:15 (1 year ago)|
|TY Peter, I have read your correction and appreciate your time and effort to follow it up and do that, thanks!|
|Peter Hartung on Jul 22, 2012 16:37 (1 year ago)|
i wrote as follows:
"Governor of German New Guinea, Mr. Dr. Haber".
Pls read correct:
Eduard Haber was the Deputy Governor of German New Guinea. Eduard Haber was born 1st of October 1866 in Risa/Mechernich and died 14th of January 1947 in Tübingen-Lustnau. In 1913, Haber was appointed as the Deputy-Governor of German New Guinea (DNG). Due to being granted leave for illness, Governor Albert Hahl departed for Germany on 22 January 1914 and Haber was appointed provisional Governor in Rabaul.
Haber learned of the outbreak of World War I while in Morobe. He returned to Rabaul on 14 August, where he organized armed resistance with a force of about 50 settlers and 250 locals. After the signing of the surrender on 17 September 1914, he had to make an oath of neutrality. Together with 11 other German prisoners of war, he was brought to Sydney on the captured steamer SMS Komet and interned on 29 October at a camp at Holsworthy, New South Wales. On 15 January 1915, together with his secretary, he was deported to San Francisco aboard the Sonoma, from where he finally was allowed to return to the Germany.
Haber neve had a doctorate, although he often as titled "Dr". His request to be granted an honorary doctorate was rejected and he had to be satisfied in 1936 with a conferred honorary citizenship.(Source: wikipedia.org)
|Gordy on Jul 22, 2012 11:03 (1 year ago)|
|Thanks Peter for your extra detail, much appreciated for that, and for the link, very good plus,...thanks to everyone for their comments!|
|Dеnis on Jul 22, 2012 10:59 (1 year ago)|
Imagine today pilots coming to you on such yachts!
Lovely swordfish-like shipshape!
|Peter Hartung on Jul 22, 2012 09:34 (1 year ago)|
|Peter Hartung on Jul 22, 2012 09:03 (1 year ago)|
nice old photo, Gordy. The correct name was SMS "KOMET" (not COMET), she was built on the shipyard of Bremer Vulkan AG in Bremen-Vegesack and completed in June 1911. She was ordered and built for the Governor of German New Guinea, Mr. Dr. Haber, as a Governor´s Yacht, where she was taken in WW 1 as a prize of war by the Australian Navy and used as a packet boat. You may find the very special story of this vessel under this link:
Ships data as per german source (Gröner):
Shipyard Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack
Year of built 1911
977 GRT, ca. 1.600 tdw
64,09/69,50 x 9,50 x 4,10 m, depth 7,10 m
2 x 3 cylinder-triple expansion steam engines
three boilsers (13,5 atü)
1.400 PSi with 13 knots speed.
2 x 3,7 cm Revolver-Canons
Capacity for 160 troops
Gouverneursyacht in "Deutsch Neu-Guinea"
captured 10.11.1914 by australian Navy, Pilot-Ship UNA oder ULA from 1925 british AKUNA
1951 out of Sercie.
1957 deleted from register
Breaking up at Maribyrnong River, near Melbourne 2q.54.
Hope this may assist.
|ademkaptan on Jul 22, 2012 06:40 (1 year ago)|
|fantastic shot and ship.many thanks gordy.rgds|
|Gordy on Jul 22, 2012 05:35 (1 year ago)|
I have a pic some where of her as the Una, I will post it up later when I find it Mr Dot
|Mr. DOT on Jul 21, 2012 17:46 (1 year ago)|
|perhaps the best lines of all were found in the classic steam yachts! mrdot.|