Eifel

Latvia,Baltic Sea

The steamship Rhiengold was built in Schihau in Germany in 1924 for the company Barchan & Horn. She was sold five years later and renamed Eifel. In 1935 she was requisitioned by the German Kriegsmarine and nearly survived the second world war. During the evacuation of soldiers from Latvia she was bombed and sunk outside Liban, today named Liepaja, 17.February 1945. The wreck rest today on a depth of 38 meter.


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Eifel
Rhiengold
72,4 x 11,5 m
     
Tons: Built: Home Port:
1429 grt
Schichau ( D ) 1924
( D )

Last updated: June 2017