Ships Photo Archive of the
Shipping Company
W. Kunstmann in Stettin 1870 - 1939

         

 

During the extensive research of both Fritzen shipping company archives, Hans-Jürgen Hollstein and myself noticed that the name
„Wilhelm Kunstmann“ was very often used in correlation with the shipping company Fritzen. Affected by the political environment at this time,
the company W. Kunstmann ceased all activities although she was the biggest shipping company in Stettin
and one of the biggest shipping companies in the Baltic sea area in the 1930s.
For these reasons, Hans-Jürgen Hollstein and myself were in the opinion that this company deserves to be honored in one photo archive.
Valuable information was retrieved from the book „Deutsche Reedereien, Band 12“ from Gert Uwe Detlefsen.       
"Die deutsche Kriegsmarine 1939 - 1945, Band 2" from Siegfried Breyer. 
"Heimathafen Stettin - Die Geschichte des Stettiner Hafens, seiner Reedereien und seiner maschinengetriebenen Schiffe 1815 - 1945"
from Kurt Pittelkow and Reinhart Schmelzkopf
"Dreimastschoner und Dampfbarkassen - Die Hamburger Werft J.H.N Wichhorst"
from Ulrike Lange-Basman
For the final assembly of photos and technical details and information, I am very grateful to Hans-Jürgen Hollstein.

Short history of the shipping company W. Kunstmann 1870 - 1939
1.4.1870 foundation of a ship broker company in Swinemünde/Pommern by Wilhelm Kunstmann, born 1844.
First acquisition of brig „Adler“ and the schooner „Minna“.
 In 1988 they purchased a bark “Victoria” (896 BRT), and in 1889 their first steam driven vessel “Clara Siegmann” (1,623 BRT).      
Only steam vessels followed, all with their names ending “IA”.            
In 1886, the company expanded and opened an office branch in Stettin, which developed more and more to become their main office.
Tug boats and barges were added. As of 1915 all vessels were carrying the family name “Kunstmann”.
The Kunstmann vessels were mainly engaged in the iron trade from Sweden, Lulea, Oxelösund and Gefle to Stettin, which was then transported by riverboats or trains to Schlesien and even up to Austria.
Their bigger vessels were also employed for the worldwide tramp trade.  Beside an extensive lighten and tug business the shipping company acquired in 1929 the “Mercur-Shipyard-GmbH” in Stettin.   
After 1933, when the power of the National Socialists became exceedingly strong, this shipping company was facing extremely difficult times and the shipping company Kunstmann
decided to sell all their vessels and sub companies in 1936, probably under enormous pressure from the National Socialists regime. This decision was necessary in order to immigrate to the United Kingdom.  
(The Jewish family Kunstmann had received confidential indications from the Berlin Government that selling the companies and the transfer of these revenues to foreign countries would deteriorate radically.)                                                                                 
Beside other competitors the shipping company Johannes Fritzen& Sohn has been awarded with the purchase contract in September 1936, after a common agreement of the purchase price reduction from
3 Million Reichsmark to 2.5 Mill. RM. This sum was to be transmitted in several installments to London.
Irony of fate: Both parties have been detained for apparent violation of currency control regulations. Jacobus Fritzen was only released after several weeks after its bail payment of 700.000 RM.
Werner Kunstmann jr, the son of Dr. Arthur Kunstmann who passed away 1940, was jailed for 4 months in a British prison for apparent collaboration with the Germans. 
Remarks: October 2000 the University of Greifswald returned the academic and honor title back to Dr. h.c. Arthur Kunstmann, which was abstracted by the NS-Regime.

 

 

 
 

Three generations:
Wilhelm, Werner and Arthur Kunstmann

 
       
Flag of the shipping company  Building of the shipping company Wilhelm Kunstmann
in Swinemünde, Wasserstr. 1
Building of the shipping company W. Kunstmann in Stettin, Bollwerk 1
and later of the shipping company Johs. Fritzen & Sohn
and shipping company Emil R. Retzlaff  (PDF-Link to the Retzlaff-Site)
Dr. Arthur Kunstmann,
the last ship owner of the shipping company
       
  The world wide economic crisis during that occured in
the 20s to 30s did also effect the shipping company Kunstmann,
here you can see 4 vessels in the port of Stettin laid up.

The company could not effort any longer the luxury to
maintain a private yacht. The yacht "Gerda", previously
operating out of Stettin as a passenger shuttle
vessel "Dresel", has been sold 1935.
 

 


 


 


 

 
MISDROY GREIFSWALD HOLSATIA  
IMO 5617307
 1859 MISDROY, Type: Tug
Tons: 107 DWT: 42 Yard No: 19
Length overall: ; LPP: 38.65m ; Beam: 5.06m ; Draft : 2.34m,
Country of build: DEU
Builder: Stettiner Vulcan;  Stettin-Bredow
1 twin steam engine for two paddles, 50 BHP
 1859 MISDROY 107 J.F.Braeunlich, Stettin
1873 MISDROY 1873 W.A.von Ploetz & v. Flemming, Stettin
1874 MISDROY, J.F.Braeunlich DEU Stettin
1880 MISDROY 112  J.F.Braeunlich, Stettin
1900 MISDROY
  Wilhelm Kunstmann, Stettin
1906 MISDROY Wilhelm Kunstmann,Stettin
 (registered as River Boat)
BU 1911




 

1865 WOLLINER GREIF Type: Cargo ship
Tons: 21 Yard No: 19 GREIFSWALD Paddle steamer
 LPP: 39.68m; Beam : 4.92m; Draft : 2.33m,
Builder: Möller & Holberg; Location of yard: Stettin
 Compound steam engine, 190 BHP
ID Year Name Tons Change Registered Owner Port
1865 WOLLINER GREIF  J.F. Bäunlich DEU Stettin
WOLLINER GREIF Friedrich David Mantey DEU Stettin
WOLLINER GREIF Franz Küster, Kalkofen DEU Wollin
1881 WOLLINER GREIF Franz Küster, Kalkofen, Wollin
1886 WOLLINER GREIF  Robert Meyer Stettin Grünhof, Wollin
1901 WOLLINER GREIF August Krüger, Wollin
1902 WOLLINER GREIF P. Friers, Swinemünde
1903 ARKONA  A.Dinse & Marie Galitz Crampas
1905 ARKONA  A.Dinse, Marie Galitz, J. Vathje Saßnitz
1908 ARKONA C. Galitz, Saßnitz
1913 ARKONA  C. Galitz & A. Dinse, Saßnitz
1915 GREIFSWALD  C. Galitz & A. Dinse Saßnitz
1918 GREIFSWALD Wilhelm Kunstmann Stettin
1919 GREIFSWALD Saßnitzer Dampfschiffs-Ges. Saßnitz
1922 sold to Sweden
1924 beached, probably broken up 1924
IMO 1144505
  1879,Name: HOLSATIA
Tons: 1867 DWT: 2,450, Yard No: 321
Length overall: , LPP: 85.42m; Beam: 10.4 0m; Draft : 7.20m, H 331
Country of build: DEU
Builder: Reiherstiegwerft; Location of yard: Hamburg
2 Cylinder steam compound engine : 800 BHP
 1879 HOLSATIA 1867 Hamburg Amerika Linie, Hamburg
HOLSATIA 1897 Wilhelm Kunstmann, Swinemünde
HOLSATIA 1899 Wilhelm Kunstmann, Stettin
HOLSATIA 1919 German Imperial Navy, Red-Cross ship
HOLSATIA 1920 The Shipping Controller GBR London
HOLSATIA 1921
BU 1q.1922






 


1



CLARA SIEGHEIM

HAMMONIA

IMO: 5608654
 1875 Name: EGYPTE
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 11.1875
Flag: BEL; Date of completion:
Tons: 1,785 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 191
Length overall: ; LPP: 84.6m; Beam: 10.5m;
Builder: Societe Cockerill, Location of yard: Hoboken/BEL
Triple expans. steam engine : BHP
  1875 EGYPTE  A.Smyers & Co
1876 JOHN P.BEST  J.P.Best
1988 HAMMONIA  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
1906 JEANNE Calame & Cortese
BU 4q.1923

VENETIA 

IMO 1076121
 
1877 Name: JUBILEE
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 22.9.1877
Flag: GBR Date of completion: 9.1877
Tons: 842 ; DWT: 1,100 ; Yard No: 115
 LPP: 66.81m; Beam: 9.45m; Draft 4,03 m
Builder: Harkess, Location of yard: Middlesbrough
Compound steam engine : 410 BHP
 1877 JUBILEE  H.Pease
1886 EDUARD  R.C.Gribel
VENETIA 1904 W.Kunstmann, Stettin
Collision 20 nm east of Terschelling Bank 25.3.29
 

IMO 1086174
 1882 Name: BENACRE
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 7.3.1882
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 3.1882
Tons: 1,537, DWT:  Yard No: 10
LPP 74,24 m, B 10,37 m, Draft 5,18 m
Builder: Caird & Purdie, Location of yard: Barrow/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine, 600 BHP
1882 BENACRE  Joseph Hoult
1889 CLARA SIEGHEIM  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
1895 ROS G.O.Wallenburg
1901 CITY OF STOCKHOLM  Palgrave Murphy
Wrecked near Halsoboen, Ulvesund 10.8.1918



HISPANIA I
(Sister ship GLITRA)



CALIFORNIA



TEUTONIA

IMO 1087376
 1882 Name: NEWCOMEN
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 31.10.1882
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 12.1882
Tons: 2,214 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 183
 LPP: 91.6m ; Beam: 11,64 m Draft 5,82 m
Builder: R.Duncan & Co, Location of yard: Port Glasgow/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine,1150 BHP
 1882 NEWCOMEN 2214 Leitch & Muir
1898 HISPANIA  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
Wrecked on Nordstromgrund, 28 nm from Lulea 21.7.10
 

IMO 4007859
 1883 Name: CALIFORNIA
Type: Cargo ship ; Launch Date: 27.12.1882
Flag: DEU; Date of completion:
Tons: 2,606 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 450
LPP: 91.58m ; Beam: 11.84 m D 9,37 m
Builder: Armstrong Mitchell, Location of yard: Low Walker/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine: 1550 BHP
 1883 CALIFORNIA 2606 E.Carr
1888 CALIFORNIA  Hamburg-America Line
1897 CALIFORNIA  W. Kunstmann.Stettin
1899 WINELAND  A.Christensen
1904 NISSHIN MARU  T.Okazaki
BU Osaka/Japan 3.1910
 

IMO 1091043
 1884 Name: HIGHLAND PRINCE
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 12.12.1883
Flag: GBR; Date of completion:
Tons: 1,518 ; DWT: 2,100 ; Yard No: 147
 LPP: 73.2m; Beam: 11.0m; Draft: 5.15m;
Builder: Short Bros., Location of yard: Pallion/GBR
Compound steam engine : 690 BHP
 1884 HIGHLAND PRINCE  J.Knott
1889 BONA W.S.Bailey
1905 TEUTONIA  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
BU Stettin 1.1934


 



INGA KUNSTMANN



GERMANIA



INDUSTRIA


MO 1091306
 1886 Name: OUSE HOPPER No.4
Type: Hopper; Launch Date: 7.6.1886
Flag: GBR; Date of completion:
Tons: 667; DWT: 860 ; Yard No: 13
Length overall:  LPP: 51.1m; Beam: 8.8m;
Builder: W.Dobson & Co, Location of yard: Walker-on-Tyne/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine : 450 BHP
 1886 OUSE HOPPER No.4  Aire & Calder Nav
1896 BREMEN II  J.F.Conradi
1912 OSTE
1916 INGA KUNSTMANN W.Kunstmann, Stettin
Collision off Kiel 17.12.25 & BU 1926
IMO 1094058
  1887 Name: HAVERSTOE
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 10.5.1887
Flag: GBR ; Date of completion: 6.1887
Tons: 2,067 ; DWT:  Yard No: 170
 LPP: 83.8m; Beam: 12.07 m; Draft 5,69 m
Builder: W.Doxford & Sons, Location of yard: Pallion/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine,  BHP 750
1887 HAVERSTOE  Bennetts & Co
1899 GERMANIA 1899 W.Kunstmann, Stettin
Wrecked off Cape Mele 14.1.1923 
 
IMO 1095470
  1888 Name: UNIONIST
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 6.9.1888
Flag: GBR Date of completion: 10.1888
Tons: 2,197 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 81
Length overall: ; LPP: 87.0m ; Beam: 11.3m ;
Builder: Strand Slipway Co, Location of yard: Monkwearmouth/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine : BHP
 1888 UNIONIST  Angier Steam Sg
1900 INDUSTRIA  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
BU Rostock 3q.1933
 


BAVARIA
 


BELGRAVIA
 


HOLLANDIA
 

IMO 1096026
 1888 Name: RIVER MERSEY
Type: Cargo ship ; Launch Date: 8.10.1888
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 11.1888
Tons: 1,685 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 236
Length overall: ; LPP: 79.2m; Beam: 11.34m; Draft: 4.72m;
Builder: R.Duncan & Co, Location of yard: Port Glasgow/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine : 600 BHP
 1888 RIVER MERSEY 1685 J.Little & Co
1900 BAVARIA  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
Mined NW of Stolpe Bank 14.3.1915

 

IMO 1098497
1890 Name: UPLANDS
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 28.10.1890
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 11.1890
Tons: 2,275 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 253
 LPP: 83.0m; Beam: 11.8m; Draft 5,71
Builder: Ropner , Location of yard: Stockton/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine, 860 BHP
 1890 UPLANDS  Hardy Wilson & Co
1912 BELGRAVIA  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
Mined off Oland Island 10.5.1918

 
IMO 1097764
1890 Name: BENDI
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 21.1.1890
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 22.3.1890
Tons: 3,518 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 158
LPP: 105.7m; Beam: 13.2m; D 6.38 m
Builder: Schlesinger Davis, Location of yard: Wallsend/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine, 1200 BHP
 1890 BENDI  Joseph Hoult
1900 AUDACE  A.Mancini
1903 HOLLANDIA W.Kunstmann, Stettin
1921 MADALI  Lalande Lefebrvre
BU Preston 15.8.1928


NIPPONIA


SIEGENIA


WERNER KUNSTMANN I
IMO 5600325
  1891 Name: ST. ANDREWS
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 7.9.1891
Flag: NOR Date of completion: 10.1891
Tons: 3,066 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 423
Length overall: ; LPP: 99.1m ; Beam: 12.7m; Draft: 6.3M ;
Builder: Gray, Location of yard: W Hartlepool/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine, 1400 BHP
1891 ST.ANDREWS 3066 A.N.Hansen & Co
1905 NIPPONIA  W. Kunstmann, Stettin
Collision off Texel 9.10.1908

 
IMO 1096559
 1891 Name: BLENHEIM
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 27.1.1891
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 3.1891
Tons: 2,403 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 408
 LPP: 86.9m ; Beam: 11.9m, Draft 6.03 m
Builder: Gray, Location of yard: W Hartlepool/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine : BHP
 1891 BLENHEIM 2403 Horner Wilson & Co Whitby
1899 BLENHEIM  W.Edwards& H.Roffe Whitby
1906 BLENHEIM Christian Salvesen Leight
1913 SIEGENIA  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
Wrecked near Ceuta 28.4.1914
 

IMO 5601220
1899 Name: ADJUTANT Flag: German
Type: cargo ship Tons: 372, Länge 45 m, B 7,9m
Builder: Tecklenborg, Geestemünde/GER, Yard-No. 171
Triple expans. steam engine : BHP
1905   PRESIDENT BARCLAY, Woermann Linie, Hamburg
1906 WERNER KUNSTMANN, Werner Kunstmann, Stettin
1912 LISBOA, Empresa de Servicio Costeira, Lda, Lisboa/Portugal
BU Lisbon 1930





 


WERNER KUNSTMANN II

PERUVIA

SIVONIA

IMO 5600301
  1891 Name: PRINCE BAUDOUIN
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 24.2.1891
Flag: BEL; Date of completion: 5.1891
Tons: 2,690 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 301
Length overall: ; LPP: 97.5m ; Beam: 12.2m ;
Builder: Societe Cockerill, Location of yard: Hoboken/BEL
Triple expans. steam engine : BHP
1891 PRINCE BAUDOUIN 2690 Cockerill
1900 FRASCATI  Rob.M.Sloman, Jr
1912 WERNER KUNSTMANN  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
Wrecked & fire near Holy Island 14.1.1913
IMO 1104553
   1894 Name: STRATHORD
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 5.6.1894
Flag: GBR ; Date of completion: 8.1894
Tons: 4,040 ; DWT: ;Yard No: 482
 LPP: 111.2m; Beam: 14.3m; Draft 8,21 m
Builder: Gray , Location of yard: W Hartlepool/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine, 1550 BHP
1894 STRATHORD  Burrell & Son Glasgow
1899 STRATHORD  Mc Laren & Mc Laren, Glasgow
1904 PERUVIA  W.Kunstmann Stettin
Missing - sailed Narvik 1.3.1913 for Rotterdam

IMO 1105739
 1895 Name: ADRA
Type: Cargo ship ; Launch Date: 24.8.1895
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 10.1895
Tons: 2,796 ; DWT: BHP 245, Yard No: 309
Length overall: ; LPP: 92.4m; Beam: 12.8m;
Builder: Readhead, Location of yard: South Shields/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine : BHP
1895 ADRA  C.T.Bowring & Co
1912 SIVIONIA W.Kunstmann, Stettin
Submarine gun fire 54.35N 13.41E 3.10.1915 & beached north of Sassnitz
Salvaged August 1918 and 18.12.1919 again beached Isle of Rügen
BU 1920


HISPANIA II

SAXONIA
(Sister ship "Rückforth Otto Ippen 17"
in Brunsbüttel lock)

WESTFALIA
 
IMO 1104852
 1895 Name: MURCIA
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 10.1.1895
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 2.1895
Tons: 2,644 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 303
Length overall: ; LPP: 92.4m; Beam: 12.7m;
Builder: Readhead, Location of yard: South Shields/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine : BHP
 1895 MURCIA  C.T.Bowring & Co
1913 HISPANIA  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
Mined near Sandhamn 15.4.1916


 

IMO 5600884
1896 Name: RUHRORT
Type: Cargo ship ; Launch Date:
Flag: DEU; Date of completion: 10.1896
Tons: 389 ; DWT: 600; Yard No: 127
 LPP: 46.4m ; Beam: 7.8m, Draft 3,36 m
Builder: Wichhorst, J.H.N., Location of yard: Hamburg
Triple expans. steam engine, 220 BHP
 1896 RUHRORT  H.Stein
1912 SAXONIA  W.Kunstmann; Stettin
1924 HERMANN OTTO IPPEN 14  H. O. Ippen
BU Hamburg-Harburg 1930


 

IMO 5600979
 1897 Name: KÖLN
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date:
Flag: DEU ; Date of completion: 4.1897
Tons: 400 ; DWT:600, Yard No: 128
 LPP: 46.1m ; Beam: 7.8m; D 3.42 m
Builder: Wichhorst, J.H.N., Location of yard: Hamburg
Triple expans. steam engine, 270 BHP
1897 KÖLN  Hamburg SS Co
1912 WESTFALIA  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
1924 RÜCKFORTH OTTO IPPEN 17,  H.O.Ippen
1929 HERMANN  Ippen-Line
1950 GLÜCKAUF  Eisen und Metall
BU Hamburg 1962
 


BRITANNIA

ITALIA

SILESIA

IMO 1108279
 1897 Name: HARPERLEY
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 27.10.1897
Flag: GBR ; Date of completion: 12.1897
Tons: 2,366 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 138
Length overall:  LPP: 91.4m; Beam: 13.1m;
Builder: Robert Craggs, Location of yard: Dent's Wharf/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine : BHP
 1897 HARPERLEY 2366 J.& C.Harrison
1900 NIGARISTAN F.C.Strick & Co
1907 BRITANNIA  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
1922 ATHINAE  Greek Govt.
1923 AKTI  Pnevmaticos et al
Wrecked Alexandria 11.2.27 & BU Italy 4.1927
IMO 1109440
1898 Name: DROMORE
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 21.4.1898
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 6.1898
Tons: 3,063 ; DWT:5300, Yard No: 493
LPP: 100.8m; Beam: 14.0m, Draft 7.30 m
Builder: Richardson Duck, Location of yard: Thornaby/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine, 1280 BHP
 1898 DROMORE  W.Johnston & Co
1913 ITALIA  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
BU France 1q.1924

 

IMO 5601119
 1898 Name: HENDRIKA
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date:
Flag: NLD; Date of completion: 9.1898
Tons: 3,653 ; DWT: ; Yard No: 413
Length overall: ; LPP: 101.3m ; Beam: 14.0m;
Builder: Jan Smit, Location of yard: Alblasserdam/NL
Triple expans. steam engine : BHP
1898 HENDRIKA  V.d.Gevel & Marcella
1902 SILESIA  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
1921 JEAN-JACQUES  Maison Vimont
BU 1929

 



GENERALDIREKTOR SONNENSCHEIN

CLARA KUNSTMANN I

NORMANNIA

IMO 1111219
1899 Name: CLAN URQUHART
Type: Cargo ship Launch Date: 22.8.1899
Flag: GBR Date of completion: 10.1899
Tons: 5,855 DWT: 8800 ; Yard No: 272
 LPP: 134.1m; Beam: 15.7m; Draft 7,62 m
Builder: W.Doxford & Sons, Location of yard: Pallion/GBR
Triple expans. Steam engine: 2600 BHP
 1899 CLAN URQUHART  The Clan Line Steamers Ltd
1929 GENERALDIREKTOR SONNENSCHEIN  Emil R.Retzlaff Rostock
1931 GENERALDIREKTOR SONNENSCHEIN  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
BU Stettin 3q.1933

IMO 3007262
  1899 Name: HEELSUM
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 5.4.1899
Flag: NLD ; Date of completion: 5.1899
Tons: 1,357 ; DWT: 2,300 ; Yard No: 24
 LPP: 73.10m; Beam: 11.3m; Draft 5,36 m
Builder: Nederlandsche SB, Location of yard: Amsterdam/NL
Triple expans. steam engine : 800 BHP
1899 HEELSUM  Vinke & Co
1922 CLARA KUNSTMANN  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
1926 WANDIA  A. J. Falkland
BU Ystad 3q.1953
IMO 1112611
 1899 Name: CLAVERDON
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 13.9.1899
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 10.1899
Tons: 3,230 ; DWT:  Yard No: 144
Length overall: ; LPP: 100.8m; Beam: 13.9m;
Builder: Hamilton, Location of yard: Glen Yard/GBR
Triple expans. Steam engine: BHP
 1899 CLAVERDON  E. Haslehurst & Co
1911 NORMANNIA  W. Kunstmann, Stettin
1920 HIDAKA MARU Japanese Govt.
Wrecked off Soyamisaki/Japan 4.1.1924


MONTANIA

RHENANIA

MASURIA

IMO 1113412
  1900 Name: INCHDUNE
Type: Cargo ship Launch Date: 28.7.1900
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 9.1900
Tons: 4078; DWT: 6,600 ; Yard No: 614
Length overall: ; LPP: 109.8m; Beam: 14.6m ; Draft: 7.1m;
Builder: Gray, Location of yard: W Hartlepool/GBR
Four cylinder expansion steam engine : 1,650 BHP
 1900 INCHDUNE  Inch Sg Co Ltd GBR Liverpool
1909 MONTANIA  Wilhelm Kunstmann DEU Stettin
Wrecked Rottum Island 10.12.12 (Narvik-Emden, iron ore)




 


IMO 1113418
  1900 Name: INCHMARLO
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 11.9.1900
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 10.1900
Tons: 4079 DWT: 6,600; Yard No: 616
Length overall: ; LPP: 109.8m, Beam: 14.6m; Draft: 7.1m;
Builder: Gray, Location of yard: W Hartlepool/GBR
Four cylinder expansion steam engine : 1,650 BHP
1900 INCHMARLO  Inch Sg Co Ltd GBR Liverpool
1909 RHENANIA  Wilhelm Kunstmann, Stettin
1919 RHENANIA  British Govt.
1921 VORWARTS  W.Schuchmann Geestemünde
BU Vegesack 4q.1933 [Bremer Vulkan]



 

IMO 1143159
 1900 Name: NUBIA
Type: Cargo ship Launch Date: 19.11.1899
Flag: DEU; Date of completion: 2.1900
Tons: 4126 ; DWT: 6180 ; Yard No: 599
 LPP: 102.9m; Beam: 15.6m Draft 7,43 m
Builder: Gray, Location of yard: W HartlepoolGBR
Triple expansion steam engine : 1340 BHP
 1900 NUBIA  Hamburg Amerika Linie  Hamburg
1900 IEVA  Michael Jebsen  Apenrade
1907 UJEST Seetransport GmbH Hamburg
1912 LECHFELD  Continentale Rhederei AG  Hamburg
1915 MASURIA  Wilhelm Kunstmann, Stettin
1919 MASURIA  British Govt  London
1920 MASURIA  City Wards Sg Co Ltd, London
1921 ALDGATE  City Wards Sg Co Ltd, London
1925 ITALO Vincenzo Saglimbene, Catania/Italy
1926 ALBINO Vincenzo Saglimbene, Catania
BU Genoa 4q.1932


NORDSTERN
(Photo shows the later "Helene Otto Ippen 10")

ARTHUR KUNSTMANN

WERNER KUNSTMANN III
(Photo shows the later AENNE)

IMO 5601569
  1900 Name: W.T.A.G.32
Type: lighter Launch Date:
Flag: DEU; Date of completion: 5.1900
Tons: 514; DWT: ; Yard No: 780
Length overall: ; LPP: 59.3m; Beam: 8.0m; Draft: 2.7m;
Builder: Berninghaus, Location of yard: Duisburg/GER
Triple expans. steam engine 310 BHP (retrofitted 1920)
 1900 W.T.A.G.32  Westfälische Tpt AG, Dortmund/GER
1920 NORDSTERN  W. Kunstmann, Stettin [1920 converted to steamer, ]
1924 HELENE OTTO IPPEN 10, Hermann Otto Ippen, Stettin
1929 MARTHA  Ippen-Linie Reederei AG, Hamburg
1943 SPERRBRECHER, German Navy
No trace after 1945 when she surrendered to the USSR
1960 deleted
  
IMO  5602734
1906 Name: ST.ANDREWS 
Type: Cargo ship Launch Date: 11.12.1905
Flag: NOR Date of completion: 1.1906
Tons: 2984 ; DWT: 5,100 ; Yard No: 184
Length overall: ; LPP: 99.1m; Beam: 14.22m; Draft : 6.30m;
 Builder: J.Blumer, Location of yard: North Dock/GBR
Triple steam expans. engine 1,400 BHP
 1906 ST.ANDREWS  D/S St. Andrews NOR Tonsberg
1920 SORTEHAVET A/S D/S Atlanterhavet, Copenhagen
1923 ARTHUR KUNSTMANN  Wilhelm Kunstmann  Stettin
1938 GERTRUD FRITZEN Johs.Fritzen & Sohn, Stettin
Aircraft bombing off Travemünde 2.5.45,
Scuttled Skagerrak 13.7.46 with gas munitions
 
IMO 1113957
1907 DEMMIN PACKET IV  Passenger ship
Tons: 257 ; Yard No:
Length overall: 39.15m ; Beam: 7.12m; Draft : 2.70m
Builder: Stettiner Oderwerke; Location of yard: Stettin-Grabow
Compound steam engine, 220 BHP
1907 DEMMIN PACKET IV 257 Ludwig Zimmermann, Demmin
  1915 WERNER KUNSTMANN  Wilhelm Kunstmann, Stettin
 1924 AENNE OTTO IPPEN 30 Hermann Otto Ippen, Stettin
 1930 AENNE  Ippen Linie Reederei AG, Hamburg/Stettin
1933 AENNE  Satori & Berger, Kiel
 1938 RUTH GEISS Carl E. Geiss, Stolpmünde
Mined near Swinemünde 15.3.1944
 


HEINZ
W. KUNSTMANN
 

CLARA KUNSTMANN II

VICTORIA W. KUNSTMANN

IMO 1123165
1906 Name: PICTON
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 9.7.1906
Flag: GBR ; Date of completion: 8.1906
Tons: 5,162 ; DWT: 8,700 ; Yard No: 574
Length overall: ; LPP: 115.4m; Beam: 15.9m, Draft : 7.60m;
 Builder: Richardson Duck, Location of yard: ThornabyGBR
Triple steam expans. engine 1,800 BHP
 1906 PICTON,  Picton SS Co Ltd GBR Cardiff
1927 SEVEN SEAS TRANSPORT  Seven Seas Sg Co Ltd, London
1929 HEINZ W. KUNSTMANN Wilhelm Kunstmann, Stettin
1938 HERTA ENGELINE FRITZEN Johs.Fritzen & Sohn, Stettin
Wrecked Nieuwe Waterweg entrance 26.10.41
 

IMO 5603020
 1907 Name: WALHALLA
Type: Cargo ship Launch Date: 22.10.1907
Flag: DEU; Date of completion: 11.1907
Tons: 4,006 ; DWT: 6,700; Yard No: 391
 LPP: 106.46m; Beam: 14.93m; Draft: 6.90m
Builder: W. Doxford & Sons, Location of yard: Pallion/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine: 1,800 BHP
1907 WALHALLA  Rhederei AG Oceana, Hamburg
1917 SAALFELD Continentale Rhederei AG,Hamburg
1919 SAALFELD French Govt.
1922 HERTHA Emder Reederei AG, Emden
JOLUND 1926 Skibs A/S Jolund, Moss/NOR
1927 CLARA KUNSTMANN Wilhelm Kunstmann, Stettin
BU Stettin 2q.1933 [Stettiner Oderwerke]
IMO 1129150
 1910 Name: HOVA
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date:
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 11.1910
Tons: 4,383 ; DWT: 7,800 ; Yard No: 175;
Length overall: ; LPP: 115.8m; Beam: 14.9m; Draft: 7.20m;
Builder: Northumberland SB Co, Location of yard: Howdon-on-Tyne/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine: 1,800 BHP
 1910 HOVA, F. S. Holland, London
1917 HOVA  Union-Castle Mail SS Co Ltd, London
1920 CRAWFORD CASTLE Union-Castle Mail SS Co Ltd, London
1930 VICTORIA W. KUNSTMANN Wilhelm Kunstmann, Stettin
1936 RADBOD Emder Dampfer Kompagnie, Emden
Aircraft bombing Selbervik, near Aalesund 5.12.1944


GERRIT FRITZEN I

MARGOT KUNSTMANN

GERDA
KUNSTMANN I
(Photo shows the sister ship TULIP)

IMO  1129128
1910 Name: LINGFIELD
Type: Cargo ship Launch Date:
Flag: GBR; Date of completion: 8.1910
Tons: 4,128 ; DWT: 7,580 ; Yard No: 493
 LPP: 111.13m; Beam: 15.66m; Draft : 7.46m;
 Builder: Irvine, Location of yard: Harbour Dock/GBR
Triple expans. steam engine, 1,800 BHP
 1910 LINGFIELD, Woodfield Steam Sg Co Ltd, London
1929 CHATHAM Watts Sg Co Ltd GBR London
1931 STAR OF CAIRO Alexandria Nav Co Ltd, Alexandria
1936 AYLSHAM Alpha SS Co Ltd, London
1938 GERRIT FRITZEN Wilhelm Kunstmann, Stettin
1939 GERRIT FRITZEN Johs.Fritzen & Sohn, Stettin
Wrecked east coast of Schiermonnikoog 25.11.1939
IMO  5602925
1910 Name: MARGOT KUNSTMANN
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date: 6.1907
Flag: DEU; Date of completion: 10.1910
Tons: 384 ; DWT: Yard No: 42
LPP: 40.2m ; Beam: 8.0m; Draft 2,57 m
Builder: Nordseewerke, Location of yard: Emden
Triple steam expans. engine, 200 BHP
 1910 MARGOT KUNSTMANN W. Kunstmann, Stettin
1924 RUDOLF OTTO IPPEN 16 H. O. Ippen, Lübeck
1929 HILDE  Ippen-Linie Reederei GmbH, Stettin
Aircraft bombing Swinemunde 12.3.1945

 
IMO 1098933
 SUDBROOK Type: barquentine
Flag: GBR Date of completion: 6.1891
Tons: 326 ; DWT: 0 Yard No: 12
LPP: 44.65.m ; Beam: 8.0 m; Draft : 3.47 m
Builder: Walker Executors; Location of yard: Sudbrook
Compound steam engine : 240 BHP
1891 SUDBROOK  T.A.Walker GBR London
1888 JOHANNA (converted to steam)  L.F.Mathies & Co. Hamburg
1912
GERDA KUNSTMANN  W.Kunstmann, Stettin
1913 AURA  H. Mowinckel  Bergen/Norw.
 11.8.1915 Submarine /gun fire 60.05N / 4.45E

 


GERDA KUNSTMANN II

WERNER KUNSTMANN IV

WILHELM KUNSTMANN

LINA KUNSTMANN

 IMO  5615056
 1911 Name: VULCAN
Type: Cargo ship Launch Date:
Flag: DEU; Date of completion: 1.1911
Tons: 676; DWT: 1,000 ; Hull: 315
 LPP: 50.62m; Beam: 9.75m; Draft : 4.40m;
 Builder: Vulcan-Werke, Location of yard: Stettin-Bredow
Compound steam engine 400 BHP
1911 VULCAN  Stettiner Maschinenbau AG "Vulcan", Hamburg
1914 GERDA KUNSTMANN Wilhelm Kunstmann, Stettin
1938 ANNA KATRIN FRITZEN Johs.Fritzen & Sohn, Stettin
Submarine torpedo (Soviet submarine SHCH-320)
56.06N 20.50E 5.7.1942

IMO 1123642
1906  brit. NONSUCH for Bowles Bros. London
Tons 3845,  DWT 6.900 L: 106,8 m, B: 15,30 m, D 6,77 m
Yard W. Doxford & Sons, Pallion GB, Hull 359
 
Triple expans. steam engine, 1.850 PS, 9 Kts
1913 CLEARWAY für Anglo-Oriental Nav. Co. Ltd., London
1924 EFSTATHIOS für S. E. Ambatielos, Argostoli/Greece
. 1925 WERNER KUNSTMANN  W. Kunstmann, Stettin .
1938 Hermann Fritzen Johs. Fritzen, Stettin
1949 HERMANN FRITZEN Johs. Fritzen, Emden
1944 aircraft bombing port of Hamburger
1949 salvaged and again in service.
April 1959 broken up in Hamburg
 
IMO  5605865
1922 Name: WILHELM KUNSTMANN
Type: Cargo ship; Launch Date:
Flag: DEU ; Date of completion: 12.1922
Tons: 2,936 ; DWT: 4,700 ; Hull: 685
 LPP: 96.49m ; Beam: 13.76m; Draft : 5.9m;
Builder: Vulcan-Werke, Location of yard: Hamburg
Triple expans.steam engine: 950 BHP
1922 WILHELM KUNSTMANN  W. Kunstmann, Stettin
KLAUS FRITZEN 1938 W. Kunstmann, Stettin
Aircraft bombing off Brimenger 4.5.1942

 
IMO  5605982
1923 Name: LINA KUNSTMANN
Type: Cargo ship ; Launch Date:
Flag: DEU; Date of completion: 1.1923
Tons: 2,936 ; DWT: 4,650 ; Yard No: 686
 LPP: 96.49m; Beam: 13.78m; Draft : 5.9m;
 Builder: Vulcan-Werke, Location of yard: Hamburg
Triple expans.steam engine: 950 BHP
1938  „REIMAR-EDZARD FRITZEN“; W. Kunstmann, Stettin
1951  „ESCHERSHEIM“  Unterweser Reederei, Bremen

BU Lübeck 14.1.1963

 


Tug boats of the shipping company Kunstmann
 


WERNER

BLEICHHOLM

CASTOR


Details unknown
1928 as WERNER for W. Kunstmann, Stettin
1929 deleted,





 

Steamtug ARCONA Built 1913; Hull 176
Builder: Gebr. Wiemann ; Location of yard : Brandenburg/Havel
BRT: 49 ; Length : 17.90m; Beam : 4.28m, Draft : 2.04m
One cylinder steam compound engine 200 BHP
1913 ARCONA  Marie Hahn Hamburg (classed Riverboat)
1917 OTTO IPPEN 12  Hermann Otto Ippen Stettin (classed coastal service)
1921 OTTO IPPEN 12  Hermann Otto Ippen Hamburg
1926 BLEICHHOLM Wilhelm Kunstmann, Stettin
1938 BLEICHHOLM Johs.Fritzen & Sohn Stettin / Emden
25.04.1945, aircraft bombing


IMO 6107680

Steamtug WEST HEATH ID 6107680
Built 1918; Hull 171
Builder:Grab Tree & Sons; Location of yard : Great Yarmouth
BRT: 161 ; Length: 22.82m; Beam: 4.86m, Draft: 2.10m
One cylinder steam compound engine, 180 BHP
1918 WEST HEATH  Royal Navy
1922 NORDERNEY Frisia Schleppschiffahrts-Ges. Emden
1938 CASTOR Johs. Fritzen & Sohn Stettin
BU 1939 ?


MERCUR

NEPTUN
 

1900  KIRCHWAERDER for Hamburg-Amerika Linie, Hamburg
152 BRT, L 25,5 n, B 6,30 m, D 3,20 m
1 Cylinder steam compound engine, 400 BHP
10,5 Kts, crew 6
ard Neptunwerft, Rostock (16.6. 1900 - 6.8.1900 Hull 192
1922  KIRCHWAERDER for Lütgens & Reimers, Hamburg
1934  MERCUR for W. Kunstmann, Stettin
1938  MERCUR for Johs. Fritzen & Sohn, Stettin
1945 als MERCUR for Fritzen & Sohn, Emden
1952  FAIRPLAY III for Schleppdampfschiffahrts-Gesell., R. Borchard, Hamburg
1963 broken up

Steamtug KUHWAERDER
Built 1899; Hull 186
Builder :Neptunwerft; Location of yard: Rostock
BRT: 132; Length: 24.50m; Beam : 5.80m, Draft: 3.35m
One cylinder steam compound engine, 350 BHP
1899 KUHWAERDER Hamburg Amerika Linie Hamburg
1922 KUHWAERDER Lütgens & Reimers Hamburg
1923 KUHWÄRDER  Lütgens & Reimers Hamburg
1935 NEPTUN Wilhelm Kunstmann, Stettin
1938 NEPTUN Johs.Fritzen & Sohn Stettin/Emden
BU 1956 ?