Latvia,Baltic Sea

The steamer August Schultze was built by NordDeutche Werft in Bremerhaven, and was launched 1921 for Oldenburg Portugiesische Dampschiffrederei in Hamburg. She was sold in 1938 to the German Kriegsmarine, and was renamed Ammerland. For a short period in 1939 she was renamed Sandhorn, but got her previous name back the year after. She was extensively used as a transport in the Baltic Sea during the war. 10. February 1945 she collodied with the Soviet submarine Shch 318 outside Bernati and sank. The wreck rest today on a depth of 27 to 43 meter.

Former names:
August Schultze, Sandhorn
84,9 x 12,3 x 7,2 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
2452 grt
Bremerhaven ( D ) 1921
( D )
56° 25' 59.7" N , 20° 29' 29.8" E
( Source: Wraki Baltyku )

Picture: Ammerland
Courtesy of Trolis

Last updated: August 2017