Crefeld (1)
I have details of a "Crefeld", belonging to North German Lloyd, but no confirmation that it sailed to Buenos Aires. I know that NGL had a previous ship with this name on the S.America service up until 1914 but she was handed to Spain after the Great War and renamed. -
Citation: [Posted to The ShipsList by Ted Finch - 16 March 1998]
Crefeld (2)
The steamship CREFELD (II) was built by the Flensburger Schiffbaugesellschaft (ship #360) for Norddeutscher Lloyd, and launched on 23 December 1921. 9,573 tons; 150,87 x 18,51 meters (length x breadth); 1 funnel, 4 masts; screw propulsion (triple-expansion engines), service speed 12.5 knots; passenger accommodation: 350 in middle class, 364 in 3rd class (cabins), 370 in dormitory deck; crew of 164 (192 in 1926). Built on prewar freighter-designed hulls, and intended for the North American emigrant service, but diverted to the South America service when the United States introduced immigration quotas. June 1922, maiden voyage, Bremen-South America. June 1928-24 May 1930, reopened Bremen-Montreal service (9 roundtrip voyages); 35 passengers in 1st class, 212 in 3rd class. June 1930, first of two roundtrip voyages, Bremen-Halifax-Galveston. 1934, rebuilt as a freighter by Seebeck Werft; 8,045 tons, crew of 57. 26 August 1939, at Massawa, Eritrea. 4 April 1941, scuttled, but failed to block the harbor. 4 June 1943, raised to clear the harbor [Edwin Drechsel, Norddeutscher Lloyd Bremen, 1857-1970; History, Fleet, Ship Mails (2 vols.; Vancouver: Cordillera Pub. Co., c1994-c1995), vol. 2, p. 24; Noel Reginald Pixell Bonsor, North Atlantic Seaway; An Illustrated History of the Passenger Services Linking the Old World with the New (2nd ed.; Jersey, Channel Islands: Brookside Publications), vol. 2 (1978), p. 573]. -
Citation: [Posted to the Emigration-Ships Mailing List by Michael Palmer - 18 March 1998]