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Research on the German Armed Forces 1918-1945


Name: Posen
Type S/S
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Schiffs- u. Dockbauwerft Flender, Lübeck
Launched 7.8.25
Commissioned 28.9.25
Weight, BRT 1104
Length, meters 67,29
Width, meters 10,56
Depth, meters 3,81
Engines One 3cyl expansion engine,
1 shaft, 2 boilers
Horsepower, HP 650 induced
Speed, knots 9,5
Range, nautical miles
5610 at 9 knots using 260t coal
Patients (beds)/Medical staff 115/38
Crew 15
Armament None
Owner Mathies-Reederei AG., Hamburg
History completed as S/S Danzig; into service 19.10.42 as hospital ship Posen; 11.4.45 bombed by Soviet aircraft off Hela, set on fire and sunk, about 300 dead.