Lloyd (North German Lloyd) 1876-1934
'March 1889 was
a red letter month for the South American service, as on the
11th the 4,536 ton MÜNCHEN started her maiden voyage from
Bremen. She was one of the eight steel, triple-expansion-engined
ships built by the Fairfield Company of Glasgow within a period
of about two years. [...] The MÜNCHEN and her sister ship
DRESDEN [...] carried 38 passengers in first class, 20 second
and approximately 1,759 steerage.'
gross tons, length 119.01 m x beam 14.23 m (390.5ft x 46.7ft),
one funnel, two masts, single screw and a speed of 13 knots.
Built by Fairfield Company of Glasgow and launched on 1 December
1888. On her maiden voyage (10 April 1889), she sailed from
Bremen to Baltimore. On 30 December 1889, she went to the
Bremen - South America service. Ran subsequently Bremen -
Suez Canal - Australia; Bremen - New York and Bremen - Baltimore.
Her last voyage was on 15 November 1902 from Bremen to South
America (five round voyages). In 1903 she went to Houston
Line and was renamed HELIUS and in 1904 went to Union Castle
Line and was laid up. In 1906 she was sold to Turkey and was
renamed 'Tirimujghian' and in 1914 was sunk by the Russians
in the Black Sea.
Bonsor, N. R. P.,
South Atlantic Seaway, (Jersey Channel Islands: Brookside
Publications, 1983) pp- 234-242.