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Photographer:Frits Olinga [View profile]Title:TABUAdded:Jul 14, 2007
Photo Category: Wrecks & Relics
Mystery pass.ship at Emden 1980-1990????
Photo:Frits Olinga

m.v."Tabu" 1937
ex "Admiral"
ex "Karl Benken"
info:Hans Rosenkranz
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friendship on Jun 28, 2007 14:16 (11 years ago)

Passenger's yacht TABU
orig. built in 1936 by dockyard Paul Lindenau / Memel (Germany).
keel laid in 1930 as a PRESIDENTE IBANEZ, after fall of dictator Ibanez building for Chile stopped, incomplete as first Yard-No.No. 54 on slipway remained,
launch... In 1936 (new yard No. 71) for the HANSA-Tank-Rhederei GmbH (Friedrich & Walter Joch) Hamburg as Coastal Passengership ADMIRAL.
Planned for "Kraft durch Freude" ( " strength to joy " traveling) , not explained , from owner sold to German navy / Kriegsmarine: in 1937 to German navy as a school ship for the naval school Flensburg-Mürwik.31-1-1938 in service as --> PAUL BENEKE, 9-5-1945 British war trophy, 6-1945 surveying ships for the DHI (Deutsches Hydrographisches Institut Hamburg ), 6-12-1949 except service, laid up, in 1953 in the Netherlands sold, laid up by A. van of the Grijp, Sliedrecht. In 1959 renamed in TABU,laid up in Harbour Leer/ East Friesland. 2-3-1979 sunk commercial harbour Leer, salvaged 18-1-1980, farther use....
The photo must have originated equally after the salvage.
PAUL BENEKE was a Danziger caper's captain to Hanse-time.
Regards friendship!
Frits Olinga on Jun 28, 2007 12:21 (11 years ago)
Hoi Hans,
Thanks for the INFO.
Hans & Simon Rosenkranz on Jun 26, 2007 13:01 (11 years ago)
Hello Frits,
I have this story:
Built 1937 as trainingship ADMIRAL in (East-)Germany for German Kriegsmarine, stationed at Flensburg-Mürwick She was used as pleasureship during Kieler Woche 1938 by NS-Party leaders.
In WW II the name changed to KARL BENKEN or KARL BENIKEN.

Laid up since years at Emden as TABU she burnt out and capsized. An old man’s livework is to restore the vessel and some attempts are to be seen.

These facts I read in a German Forum on 17 July 2003, written by Joachim Beninga

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