Wreck of the Eduard Bohlen on Namibia's Skeleton Coast
|Route:||Hamburg - West Africa|
|Builder:||Blohm & Voss, Hamburg|
|Fate:||Wrecked, 5 September 1909|
|General characteristics |
|Tonnage:||2,272 GT (gross tonnage)|
|Length:||310 ft 6 in (94.64 m)|
|Beam:||38 ft 1 in (11.61 m)|
|Speed:||10.5 knots (19.4 km/h; 12.1 mph)|
|Capacity:||32 first class and 14 second class passengers|
The Eduard Bohlen was a ship that ran aground off the coast of Namibia's Skeleton Coast on September 5, 1909, in a thick fog. Currently the wreck lies in the sand a quarter mile from the shoreline.
The ship was a 2,272 gross ton cargo ship with a length of 310 feet. In September 1909, it ran aground in thick fog and wrecked at Conception Bay while on a voyage from Swakopmund to Table Bay. This wreck is said to symbolise the loneliness of Namibia’s coast best. Its remains lie rusting in the sand, partially buried. The wreck was featured in the 2011 television series Wonders of the Universe.
- Staud, Frantisek. "Photograph of Shipwreck of Eduard Bohlen stranded in 1909". phototravels.net.
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