Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Newcastle-on-Tyne, U.K.
Year of build: 1903 (Yard no. 405)
Measures: GRT 4576, NRT 2903, DWT 6650, LOA 114,25 m, breadth 15,4 m, draught 7,32 m, 2000 bhp, 13,0 kn
EHRENFELS (1903 - 1921)
Owner: Deutsche Dampfschifffahrts-Gesellschaft "Hansa", Bremen, Germany (1903 - 1919)
Owner: The Shipping Controller (J. & A. Roxburgh), London, U.K. (1919 - 1920)
Owner: Belgian government (1920 - 1921)
OSTENDE (1921 - 1943)
Owner: Armement Deppe, Antwerp, Belgium
21/01/1943 struck by a mine and caught fire on the way from New York to the UK. Stranded on the Isle of Mull. The charge (ammunition) exploded and totally destroyed the Ehrenfels.
From the collection of my grandfather. Source, date and location unknown.
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