Lazarettschiff Monte Olivia


WW2 Passenger Ship Monte Olivia
Monte Olivia pre-1939 as a Passenger Ship

Oct 28, 1924 Launched.

Apr 4, 1925 Completed.

Apr 23, 1925 Maiden Voyage Hamburg-La Plata, South America.

Oct 19, 1939 Sucssesfully broke through the Allied naval blockadeafter sailing from Santos, South America, and entered into Hamburgharbor.

Jan 4, 1940 The Monte Olivia was commissioned into service in theKriegsmarine as an accommodation ship for the cruiser Nürnberg andWaldemar Kophamel, located in Kiel.

1941 Served as a garrison ship for MARS (Naval StoreDepot) in Gotenhafen.

May 23, 1944 Served as a garrison ship for the 8.Kriegsschiffbau-Lehr-Abteilung,in Hamburg.

Feb 15, 1945 The Monte Olivia was converted byMAUREB (Naval Equipment Store) in Swinemünde into a Lazarettschiff,under Sanitätsamt Ost.

Feb – Apr, 1945 (??) Monte Olivia is thought to have taken part inthe transport of refugees from the Eastern territories at some pointduring this time. Mined before the first operation as a hospital ship, andbegan repairs later in Kiel.

Apr 3, 1945 Bombed by USAAF while in Kiel and burned out.

June 12, 1946 Raised and broken up, completed 1948.

WW2 Passenger Ship Monte Olivia
WW2 Passenger Ship Monte Olivia


Monte Olivia
Construction Yard
(Yard No.)
Blohm & Voss, Hamburg
Weight, metric tons19250
Weight, BRT13750
Length, meters159,70
Width, meters20,05
Depth, meters8,10
Engines4 MAN 4-stroke 6cyl diesels,
2 shafts
Horsepower, HP7000 effective
Speed, knots14,3

Range, nautical miles

16450 at 14 knots (using 1700t oil)
Patients (beds)/Medical staff?/?
Crew (officers,men)73 military, and ? civilians
OwnerHamburg-Südamerikanische Dampfschiff-
fahrts-Ges., Hamburg