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Category:Fritz Reuter (ship, 1857)

English: This ship was built 1857 as a British steamship by Smith & Rodger at Middleton Yard, Scotland and named Crimean. The ship was an Passenger Cargo Vessel with 262 × 36 × 22 ft (79.8 × 10.9 × 6.7 m), 1474 GRT and a service speed of 8 knots. Propulsion: 2 cyl. simple 252 hp. The Crimean were the sister ship of the Danube. She was built for the Levant Screw Steam Shipping Co. of Liverpool, acquired by Bibby Line in 1859 and sold to Frederick Leyland & Co. in 1873.[1][2] In 1874 solt to Robert Sloman in Hamburg and was converted to a three masted full-rigged ship ans was renamed Fritz Reuter.
In 1891, sailed the Fritz Reuter with Master Langhinrichs from Cardiff to the West Coast (Pisagua) , the room full of coals. At Cape Horn was the usual pigs-weather. As a follower of the English four-masted barque Wamphray was spotted. It was a brand new ship, which made its first trip, also with Cardiff coal for Chile on board. Towards evening the wind freshened and became even more full hurricane. The two ships came apart. When morning dawned, sighted the first mate of the Fritz Reuter the English barque as she lay almost flat on the side and had placed a distress call. Apparently the charge was passed. On the Fritz Reuter back yards were immediately braces and made a boat clear. It took four hours because it was finally to water. When the flying storm and heavy seas that was nevertheless still a good performance. The first mate and four sailors jumpt in the boat. In two trips to the five men were able to pull down 27 men from the crew of the Wamphray. It was a tough job, but the effort was also granted a success. The English captain, his second mate and five men had made it clear where the gig and reached so that the German full-rigged ship. At 3 pm, the clock stopped and the rescue maneuvers Fritz Reuter could continue their journey to the West Coast. Even as the tax man took the last teams, dropped the Wamphray.
The Fritz Reuter was later sold to Norway. Even on the very first travel under the new flag the ship in the North Atlantic was abandoned by her crew. It was leaking and sunked.[3][4]


  • Crimean (1857-1874) (steamship)
  • Fritz Reuter (1874-1898)

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