Thursday, 20 September 2018
Castling with care in Whitstable and Margate 90s and 60s Ramsgate
Auntie Google says: Built as German sailing vessel Emma Linnemann for Reederei Hermann Linnemann, Hamburg. 1910 renamed Columbus for Claus Dreyer, Bremen. The ship was seized at Antwerp when the First World War broke out and was blocked in the harbour. After the war the ship was returned and converted to a motor merchant. From 1922 to 1923, she was owned by Carl Joh. Klingenberg & Co, Bremen and then by the Atlantic Reederei AG, Bremen. 1924 sold to Britain and renamed Hawarden Castle for W. Worall, Chester.
On 13 September 1939 the Hawarden Castle (Master William Worrall, DSC) left Nieuport and was reported missing thereafter without a trace. The ship probably hit a mine laid on 5 September by U-17 east of South Foreland
Here is the link to the content of my camera's SD card, mostly the castle, which of course isn't a castle in a defensive sense and I think was built as a decorative family home.
Bookshop wise this is the link to the pictures of the books we put out yesterday