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WW2 German Lazarettschiffe Portia


Stats


Name: Portia
Type S/S
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Henry Koch, Lübeck
(208)
Launched 19.8.11
Commissioned 14.10.11
Weight, BRT 968
Length, meters 68,58
Width, meters 10,08
Depth, meters 4,53
Engines One 3cyl expansion engine,
1 shaft, 2 boilers
Horsepower, HP 800 induced
Speed, knots 10
Range, nautical miles
(Max.)
3600 at 10 knots using 170t coal
Patients (beds)/Medical staff 258/14 (in 1914)
Crew 28 (incl. 16 civilians)
Armament None
Owner Adolph Kirsten, Hamburg

History

  • Entered service as a hospital ship in the Kais. Marine on 5.8.14 (Hilfslazarettschiff B);
  • Returned 13.8.18;
  • 10.8.21 to UK, but not taken over and returned;
  • Into service in the KM as a hospital ship on 18.8.40;
  • Decommissioned 26.11.40 and returned: Lavinia;
  • Mined 24.4.41 near the Kieler Lightship (54°05 N / 10°40 E) and sunk;
  • Raised 3.6.42 and beached;
  • 14.10.42 to Aalborg for repairs;
  • Sunk 22.4.44 in Aalborg due to sabotage at the yard;
  • Raised and repaired again;
  • Bombed 9.10.44 in Hamburg and burned out;
  • The hulk was again bombed 25.4.45 on the Unterelbe and sunk;
  • Raised 1948 and repaired;
  • 1949 Portia;
  • Scrapped 3.62 in Belgium.