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From: Ted Finch <>
Subject: Re: [TSL] The ship DONAU
Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2000 12:32:18 +0100
Geraldine has sent you info on the two DONAU's and here is info on the FULDA.
The "Fulda" belonged to Norddeutscher Lloyd [North German Lloyd]. She was
built by John Elder & Co, Glasgow, she was a 4816 gross ton ship, length
429.8ft x beam 45.9ft, two funnels, four masts, iron construction, single
screw, speed 16 knots. Accommodation for 120-1st, 130-2nd and 1,000-3rd
class passengers. Launched on 15/11/1882, commenced her maiden voyage on
14/3/1883 from Bremen to Southampton and New York. On 14/3/1886 she rescued
all the passengers and crew of the Cunard vessel "Oregon" which was sunk in
collision near Long Island. She started her last voyage on this run on
7/10/1891 and was transferred on 24/10/1891 to the New York - Genoa
service. Last voyage commenced 27/10/1898 and was chartered to Cie.
Trasatlantica for Spanish troop repatriation. On 2/2/1899 she entailed
serious damage while in drydock at Birkenhead after provisional sale to the
Canadian Steamship Co. The deal was abandoned and she was scrapped. [North
Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor] [Posted to the Emigration-Ships Mailing
List by Ted Finch - 2 October 1997]
At 08:43 27/03/00, fayeken wrote:
>I am intrerest in info on the ship "Donau". Does anyone have a picture?
Also interested in the "Fulda" . Some of my ancestors came on these two ships.
>Ken Lehman e-mail me at