Direktor Reppenhagen

Sweden,Baltic Sea

The steamship Direktor Reppenhagen was built by Vulkan AG in Hamburg, and was launched in 1893 for Neue Dampfer Compagnie in Stettin. She operated as a freighter for the same company mostly in the Baltic Sea and northern waters. She was one of four ships sunk on the same day by the British submarine HMS E19 under command of Lieutenant Commander Francis Cromie 11. October 1915. She was boarded and scuttled in the Kalmar Strait . The same day the British submarine sunk the steamers Gutrune, Nicomedia and Walter Leonhardt. The wreck of Reppenhagen was found by divers in the early 1980's, standing on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck on a depth of 28 to 38 meter in Kalmar Strait, north east of Stenshamn.


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Direktor Reppenhagen

79,4 x 11,0 x 5,1 m
     
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1683 grt
Hamburg ( D ) 1893
Stettin ( D )

GPS (ED50): D.56:02,952 16:10,797
( Source: Vragguiden )


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Direktor Reppenhagen
From video by Christer Doeleman

Last updated: September 2019