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Ships - Katherine
Katherine, a British steamship, was captured and sunk by SMS SeaGull in the morning of February 23, 1917, 200 miles northeast by north 3/4 north from St. Paul Rocks.
Katherine was built in 1904 by Furness, Withy and Company, West Hartlepool, England. She was built for Charles Salvesen and Company, West Hartlepool. She was a 2,926 ton ship, 325 feet in length.
Captain Alexander Hall was in command with a crew of 23 when Katherine departed Rosario, Argentina sailing for Dakar, Senegal and then to continue to England. Her cargo consisted of 4,555 tons of red winter wheat. The ship was in the service of the British Admiralty.
Her captain and crew arrived in Bremerhaven, Germany aboard SeaGull on March 22, 1917. They were interned as prisoners of war.
RELATED WEB SITES:
Prisoners of War 1914-1918 The Katherine captain and crew listed as POWs.
DER MOEWE FAHRTEN UND UBENTEUER, by Graf zu Dohna.
HILFSKREUZER MOEWE, by Otto Mielke.
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