Dürnstein

Ukraine,Black Sea

The paddle steamer Siraly was built at Schiffswerft Budapest in 1899 to do service as a passenger ferry on the Danube river for the company Donau Dampfschiffahrt Gesellschaft. In 1904 she was renamed Dürnstein, and under first world war she was chartered by Lloyds Austraico and did service at the city of Trieste. Little is known about her history after the war, and she sank after an navigational error during a storm south of Odessa 1. January 1944. According to a few historical sources she was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine, but this has not been verified. The wreck was located in 2006 and rest today on a depth of approximately 25 meter outside Ilyichevsk in Ukraine.


Name:
Former names:
Dimensions:
Dürnstein
Siraly
56,6 x 12,4 x 2,7 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
125 tons **
Budapest ( AU ) 1899
( AU )


Picture: Paddle steamer Dürnstein on the Danube
Unknown photographer


Last updated: November 2018