Hansa Line

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History

The company was founded in 1881 to serve Bremen industries importing cotton, jute and rice from India and the Middle East.

Services to the Baltic proved unprofitable and were soon abandoned. Routes to the East Indies were handled by a subsidiary, the Asiatic Line, between 1888 and 1894 when the two companies were integrated. During the period of expansion following the opening of the Suez Canal, routes from British India and Burma were extended to North European Ports and North America.

The company lost its entire fleet during both world wars but rebuilt its business in the post war period. It ceased trading in 1980.

The naming standard appears to be for all ships names to end if “fels”.

Ships

Vessel Type Launched/Completed Tonnage DWT Builder
Argenfels Cargo 630,000 G. 1944 Gross: 8324 Net: 5074 NV Fyenoord, Scheidam.
Axenfels No Info
Braunfels Cargo 666,559 G. 1952 Yard No: 692 Gross: 6977 Net: 3994 10698 A.G. "Weser", Bremen
Crostafels No Info 1966
Drachenfels No Info 1953
Freienfels No Info 1972
Frauenfels Cargo 653,215 G. 1953 Gross: 5772 Net: 3049 10149 A.G. "Weser", Bremen
Greifenfels Cargo 604,460 G. 1945 Gross: 6222 Net: 3742 9672 A.G. "Weser", Bremen
Hohenfels Cargo. 1967 Gross: 9565 12553 A.G. "Weser", Bremen
Kandelfels Cargo 695,417 G. 1954 Yard No: 781 Gross: 6998 Net: 4088 10487 A.G. "Weser", Bremen
Kybfels Cargo. 1967 Gross: 9427 12550 A.G. "Weser", Bremen
Lichtenfels Cargo. 1954
Liebenfels Cargo. 10/05/1955 Yard No: 790 Gross: 6612 8758 A.G. "Weser", Bremen
Neuenfels Cargo 475,268 G. 1956 Yard No: 845 Gross: 6612 Net: 4489 8720 H.C. Stulcken Sohn, Hamburg
Ockenfels No Info 1956 Yard No: 1295 Gross: 6609 Net: 4488 8600 A.G. "Weser", Bremen
Rabenfels No Info
Schonfels No Info 1967
Spitzfels Cargo 707,360 G. 1958 Yard No: 874 Gross: 9335 Net: 5851 12750 H.C. Stulcken Sohn, Hamburg
Steinfels No Info 1970
Sternenfels No Info 1970
Stockenfels No Info 1971
Stolzenfels No Info 1957
Trautenfels Cargo / Passenger 622,000 G. 1921 Gross: 7600 Net: 4700 11000 Hensburger Schiffsbau-Ges. Hensburg. W. Germany
Treuenfels Cargo 713,010 G. 1959 Yard No: 878 Hensburger Schiffsbau-Ges. Hensburg. W. Germany
Trifels No Info 1922
Uhenfels Cargo 727,393 G. 1959 Yard No: 842 Gross: 9525 Net: 6184 12500 A.G. "Weser" Werk Seebeck. Bremerhaven
Wallenfels No Info 1962
Wartenfels Cargo 622,000 G. 1921 Gross: 6181 Net: 4700 10732 J.C. Jecklenburg. A/G Wesermunde
Werdenfels Cargo 622,000 G. 1921 Gross: 6318 Net: 3852 11012 Actien Gesellschaft "Weser". Bremen
Werdenfels No Info
Wildenfels Cargo / Passenger 622,000 G. 1922 Gross: 7600 Net: 4700 11000 J.C. Jecklenburg. A/G Wesermunde

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