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PS Hansa (ex - Memel, ex - King Alfred)
Built in 1905 by Thames Iron Works
Engines : Compound Diagonal by builders
Length : 130 feet
120 Gross Registered Tons

Served London County Council's River Thames service from Greenwich to Hammersmith from 1905-1907
Sold for service at Memel, Germany for Memel-Cranzer DSG, through a London broker, and renamed Memel
Understood to have sailed for the Gebruder Bieber at Memel from 1920
Under the name Hansa, sailed on the Elbe estuary from Hamburg for the Hamburg-Blankensee-Este Line
Modernised with the construction of deckhouses etc, she survived until 1962 and was scrapped in 1965

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