Historical Documents

NYTKF

Reporting by “The New York Times” of 17th June 1898 of  S/S Kaiser Friedrich’s delayed arrival to New York after her maiden voyage across the Atlantic.

List of Alien Immigrants

S/S Kaiser Friedrich’s passenger list of 16th June1898 (her maiden transatlantic crossing), addressed to the Director of U.S. Immigration. Listings reveal the mosaic of European nationalities among them headed by Hungarians, Austrians, Ukrainians, Germans and Russians.

S/S Kaiser Friedrich Acommodation Plans

Accommodation plan of S/S Kaiser Friedrich.

KF-Rejected

Reporting by “The New York Times” of 28th June 1898 about S/S Kaiser Friedrich’s rejection story and her return to the shipyard.

S/S Burdigala Accomodation Plans

Spindler, Bd.3, 15.7.1916

Order issuing commands of 15th July1916, by the German Admiralty (Admiralstab) to the Deutsche U-Flottille Pola. (Arno Spindler, Vol. 3).

Allgemeine Operationsbefehle - Oktober 1916

General Orders (Allgemeine Operationsbefehle) issued by Admiralstab to Deutsche U-Flottille Pola, during October 1916. (Arno Spindler, Vol. 3).

KFB

Mine field chart of Eastern Mediterranean effective from November 1915 to January 1917. Among the minefields are the ones laid by U 73, namely Numbers 19, 20, 21, 31, 32, 33, 41 and 42.

KFB

Mine filed list as deployed by German subs in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea from November 1915 up to January 1917.

Η σελίδα

U 73 log book page (Kriegstagebuch) for October 28th 1916, duly signed by Commander Gustav Siess. (Bundesarchiv – Militärarchiv der B.R.D.).

Η σελίδα

U 73 log book page for October 28th and 29th signed by Commander Gustav Siess. (Bundesarchiv – Militärarchiv der B.R.D.).

Χάρτης πορείας

Minnensperre-31

Mine field Nr. 31 laid near Fleves islet on 27th October 1916. (Bundesarchiv – Militärarchiv der B.R.D.).

Minnensperre-32, 28.10.1916

Mine field Nr. 32 laid outside the St. Nicholas Bay, Kea island on 28th October 1916. (Bundesarchiv – Militärarchiv der B.R.D.).

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A log book page of the HMS Rattlesnake, dated 14th of November 1916, documenting the events of the sinking of French Troopship “Burdigala”. (Copyright © UK National Archives)

Hamburger Abendblatt - 10.12.1963, page 7

Article of 1st December 1963 by the daily German newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt (p. 7) commemorating U 73 Commander Gustav Siess’ 80th birthday. He passed away in 1970.

KFB

List of ships sunk or damaged by the Austia-Hungary submarines (K.u.K. Kriegsmarine – S.M. Unterseeboote) during the First World War.

Aggeliki, 30.10.1916

Reporting by the Greek daily newspaper “EMPROS” of Steamer Aggeliki’s sinking in the Fleves islet area on 15th October 1916 (date by the old Gregorean calendar).

Aggeliki, 31.10.1916

Reporting by the Greek daily “EMPROS”  on 18th October (old calendar) providing further details on steamer Aggeliki’s sinking.

Empros

Reporting by the Greek daily “EMPROS” on 19th October 1916 (old calendar) about the sinking of steamer Kiki Isaia.

KFB

Reporting by Greek daily “EMPROS” on 2nd November 1916 (old calendar) of S/S Burdigala’s sinking. Although this coverage contained many inaccuracies, the newspaper corrects them in the following day.

KFB

Reporting by the daily “EMPROS” on 3rd November 1916 (old calendar) providing further announcements about S/S Burdigala’s sinking.

KFB

Reporting by the daily “NEOLOGOS PATRON” on 3rd November 1916 (old calendar).

Reporting by the Greek daily “EMPROS” on 5th November 1916 (old calendar), about the funeral of the only loss due to the S/S Burdigala’s sinking, the engineer Nicolas Losco.

KFB

Reporting by the Greek daily “EMPROS” on 9th November 1916 (old calendar) mentioning that “The British Hospital Ship Britannic sinks by torpedo near Kea island, in the exact position where few days ago the French troop transport Burdigala was torpedoed by a German submarine”.

Breamer Castle, Empros 25.11.1916

Reporting by Greek daily “EMPROS” on 11th November 1916 (old calendar) about the sinking by torpedo of hospital ship HMHS Braemer Castle.

Copyright © 2009 by D. Galon and the S/S Burdigala Project Team

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