Hansa


HANSA was built in 1904 by A.G. 'Neptun' at Rostock with a tonnage of 880grt, a length of 215ft, a beam of 30ft 7in and a service speed of 9 knots.

She was built for Donald Currie's Liverpool to Hamburg Line and transferred to Union-Castle in 1907 where she operated the Hamburg - Bremen - Southampton feeder service with the Eider.

In 1937 she was sold to Jack Billmeir and renamed Stanray. Billmeir purchased 23 elderly ships to trade to Spain and the Mediterranean during the Spanish Civil War (17th July 1936 until April 1939).

More often than not they were loaded for one voyage with pre-paid supplies for the Republican War Zone in Spain.

On 9th June 1937 the Hansa was machine gunned by aircraft during the approach to Valencia without any casualties and broken up in Belgium during 1938.

Vessel

Built

Service

Tonnage

Hansa

1904

1907 Transferred to Union-Castle

1937 Sold to J Billmeir

880

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type

HP

Screws

118477

AG Neptun

Rostok

AG Neptun

Rostok

Steam 3 Cyl

620 IHP

1

Master

From

To

R Buchanan

1908

1916

C R Bickford

11/1916

1/1917

E G Hughes

11/1917

12/1917

W Stanley

7/1918

8/1918

K MacDonald

1/1919

3/1919

E C Hughes

8/1919

10/1919

P J Pape

10/1919


E S Vincent

10/1919

12/1919

J C Simpson

1934


R C Harris

10/1935

12/1935

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