german Imperial German Navy - Kaiserliche Marine (1903-1919) SS Aud [+1916]
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nationality german
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1910
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 1228  grt
dimensions 67.1 x 9.8 x 3.7 m
material steel
engine triple expansion, single screw
speed 10  knots
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
date lost 21/04/1916  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Earles Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. (C. & W. Earle), Hull
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[1]Imperial German Navy - Kaiserliche Marine (1903-1919)
SS Aud [+1916]
period 1916 ~ 1916
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[2]Imperial German Navy - Kaiserliche Marine (1903-1919)
SMS Libau
period 1914 ~ 1916
[3]Wilson Thos., Sons & Co. Ltd. - Wilson Line Of Hull - Wilson C. H., Hull
SS Castro
period 1907 ~ 1914
captain Capt. Karl Spindler
no. of crew 22
about the wreck
depth (m.) 39 max. / 30 min. (m)
orientation 77°
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Lettens Jan21/04/2011Aud SS was scuttled by crew when captured by HMS Bluebell. She was built in 1907 by Bergens Mek, Vaerks, Bergen, Norway.
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About Owners
Imperial German Navy - Kaiserliche Marine (1903-1919)

Kaiserliche Marine or the German Imperial Navy is the name for the German Navy between 1903 and 1919. Most of the ships had a prefix SMS, Seine Majestäts Schiff, which is the equivalent of HMS, Her/His Majesty's Ship.

This Navy should not be confused with Reichsmarine (1920-1935) or Kriegsmarine (1935-1945).
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 Earles Shipbuilding & Engineering Co. Ltd. (C. & W. Earle), Hull
Earle's Shipbuilding and Engineering Co was the largest yard building the biggest ships on the Humber based in Hull --- The company was started in Hull in 1845 by two brothers from York, Charles and William Earle, who set themselves up as engineers and ship buiders. At times, as many as two or three thousand men were employed in shipbuilding and repair activities, including the construction of many Wilson Line vessels. The company was reconstituted as Earle's Shipbuilding and Engineering Company Limited in 1871 after the death of Charles and the illness of William Earle. Serious problems in the 1890s eventually led to the voluntary liquidation of the firm, which was then bought by Charles Wilson of the Wilson Line. The firm retained its name, but was wholly owned by members of the Wilson family for the rest of its existence. The trade slump of the 1920s and early 1930s led to prolonged short-time working. The yard was finally closed in 1932 when it was acquired by the National Shipbuilders Securities Limited under the national shipyard rationalisation scheme which precluded its use as a shipbuilding yard to 40 years. Nearly 700 ships had been built by the company between 1853 and 1931.

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