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Name: ELISABETH RICKMERS
Type: Passenger Cargo Ship
Launched: 28/03/1896
Completed: 12/05/1896
Builder: Wigham Richardson & Co
Yard: Neptune Yard, Low Walker
Yard Number: 315
Dimensions: 5497grt, 3573nrt, 7327dwt, 410.0 x 50.5 x 27.1ft
Engines: Q4cyl (22.5, 32.5, 47.5 & 69 x 48ins), 387nhp
Engines by: Wigham Richardson & Co, Low Walker
Propulsion: 1 x Screw, 9.8knots (trials)
Construction: Steel
Reg Number: n/a
History:
12/05/1896 Rickmers Reismuhlen, Rhederei & Schiffbau AG
1900 Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen; renamed NORDERNEY
25/07/1916 Sank
Comments: Accommodation for 19 x 2nd Class & 975 x Emigrant Class passengers
Contract Price 46243; Loss 4098-7s-9d.
24/02/1898 to 27/01/1899: Chartered to Norddeutscher Lloyd for five round
voyages from Bremen to Baltimore
29/12/1901 to 08/08/1913: Placed on the South American service
1914: Transferred to the Bremen to Far East service
25/07/1916: Sunk by a mine north of Rugen near Rostock
On a voyage from Sweden to Germany with a cargo of iron ore
Some sources quote the sinking as 25/06/1918


Above photo as NORDERNEY copyright of Vrag