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S.S. “Prins Hendrik”

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GraemeClarke

Morning,

 

Would anyone have any information on the S.S. “Prins Hendrik” at all, please ?

 

Used as an internment vessel off Gravesend for a time,

 

Tried Googling it but without any success.

 

Many thanks,

 

Regards,

 

Graeme

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Michael Lowrey

Graeme,

 

Prins Hendrik was a passenger steamer of 1,968 grt, built in 1895 by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Ltd., Glasgow for N.V. Stoomv. Maats. Zeeland, Amsterdam.

 

Best wishes,

Michael

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DavidOwen
JWK

2 pictures of the SS "Prins Hendrik" on this website (bottom two photographs in the section for the "Prins Hendrik (2)", there was also an earlier one)

http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/SMZ1.html#anchor267456

 

and the complete details of the ship:

http://www.marhisdata.nl/schip&id=5290

Doesn't say it was at Gravesend though.

It was captured by the Germans twice, and released shortly after.

Sold for scrap in 1922, and scrapped in 1923 in Hamburg.

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GraemeClarke

Hi

 

Many thanks to everyone for their inputs.

 

The attached shows mention of the vessel.

Regards,

 

Graeme

C_G1_F_04_01_0008_0325.JPG

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JWK

From the local(ish) newspaper of 21st October 1916:

 

Yesterday 5 the mailboat "Prins Hendrik" arrived from England.

The reason why she was a day late was because she was held up by the English Navy.

On board there were 71 passengers, amongst whom again many German internees, and some German women and children.

2 internees embarked in Gravesend, of whom 1 died on board before sailing, and the other one was dying and taken ashore..

The body was also taken off the ship.

 

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GraemeClarke

Hi JWK, 

 

Many thanks for the clipping, much appreciated. 

 

Now we have a name for the story !!

Regards,

 

Graeme

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