SS Werra

The SS Werra was built by John Elder & Co, Glasgow for Norddeutscher Lloyd and was launched on July 4,1882. The iron-hull ship was 433.1 ft in length, 45.9 ft in breath and had a gross weight of  4,817 tons. She had two funnels, four masts, a single screw and traveled at a speed of 16 knots. The ship could accommodate125 first-class, 130 second-class and 1,000 third-class passengers. Her maiden voyage from Bremen to Southampton and New York began on October 12, 1882 .

After her last voyage on this route on November 9, 1891, the Werra was transferred to the Genoa - New York run. Between December1898 and the summer of 1899 she was chartered to Spain to repatriate Spanish troops from Cuba.  On September 24,.1899 she began sailing from Bremen to Southampton, New York, Naples and Genoa. Following her final voyage between Genoa, Naples and New York, which began August 28,1901, she was scrapped. 

Source: Ted Finch who cited North Atlantic Seaway by N.R.P.Bonsor, vol.2, p.552.


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