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Ships - Jean
Jean, a British registered schooner, was captured and sunk by SMS Geier on December 31, 1916, 60 miles east of St. Paul's Rock.
Geier was the Saint Theodore converted to a raider after her capture by SeaGull.
Jean was a three-mast wooden-hulled schooner launched in 1905 by J. S. Gardner, Liverpool, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was owned by J. C. Crosbie, Liverpool, Nova Scotia. She was 118 feet in length and of 215 tons.
Jean was under the command of Captain Edgar Burke with a crew of seven when she sailed from Pernambuco, Brazil, for Lisbon, Portugal, with 276 tons of sugar. Pernambuco is now known as Recife.
Her captain and crew arrived at Wilhelmshaven, Germany aboard SMS SeaGull on March 22, 1917. They were interned as prisoners of war.
RELATED WEB SITES:
Prisoners of War 1914-1918 The Jean captain and crew listed as POWs.
THE CRUISE OF THE RAIDER WOLF, by Roy Alexander.
SEA KILLERS IN DISGUISE, by Tony Bridgland.
KRIEGSFAHRTEN DEUTSCHER HILFSKREUZER, by Hermann Albert Karl Jung.
Hermann A. K. Jung was the Gunnery Officer on the SeaGull.
AUF KREUZFAHRT MIT MOEWE UND GEIER, by Erich Reddingius.
Erich Reddingius was the Explosives Officer on the SeaGull.
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