Friday, April 24, 2009

Card #2 from Germany

Thanks for Ms. Dagmar from Germany who sent this card through postcrossing.

This is a painting of the ship named "Ubena" of Deutsche Ost-Afrika Linie (German East Africa).

Launched in 1928, built as a passenger ship by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg for Deutsche Ostafrika Linie. Requisitioned in 1939 by the Kriegsmarine, used as a depot ship for the 3rd, 5th and 21st U-Boat Flotillas. Converted in 1945 to a hospital ship, participated in the evacuation of Eastern Baltic countries. Seized in May 1945 at Travemünde. To MoWT and renamed Empire Ken. Conversion to a troopship completed in December 1945. In September 1957, scrapping commenced at Dalmuir, Ayrshire. Hulk arrived on 16 December 1957 at Troon, Ayrshire for final demolition.

1 comment:

  1. Hello from Pakistan!
    Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!!!

    I want to swap a postcard with world UNESCO heritage site from your country. Can you send me one such card?
    In return I can send you a nice postcard with beautiful landscape from Pakistan - which I think will be a great addition in your collection?

    You can leave me a comment at http://mycoolpostcardcollection.blogspot.com/

    We can also make a blog link exchange if you are interested....

    Best Regards
    Yours Cheema

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