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Name: Hüxter
Type S/S
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Union-Giesserei, Königsberg
Launched 6.24
Commissioned 9.24
Weight, BRT 991
Length, meters 70,30
Width, meters 10,87
Depth, meters 4,10
Engines One 3cyl expansion engine,
1 shaft, 2 boilers
Horsepower, HP 830 induced
Speed, knots 9
Range, nautical miles
5280 at 9 knots using 293t coal
Patients (beds)/Medical staff 102/13
Crew 16
Armament None
Owner H. M. Gehrckens, Hamburg
History 16.10.41 into service as hospital ship*; decommissioned 25.6.44 after suffering heavy damage from an air attack; scuttled 9.8.44 in St. Malo harbour as a blockship (48°39 N / 02°01 W); raised 1948, and repaired; 1950s French Oualidia; 1959 Indonesian Hai Loong; 1959 Hailona; sunk 13.5.66 off Tandjong Priok (accident); raised and scrapped.