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Stadt Lauenburg (ex-Stadt Coeln, ex-Kaiser Friederich, later MV Prinses Irene)
Built in 1896 by E. Berninghaus at Duisburg
Length : 52 m (lengthened to 58 m in 1938)

Above : Post card view of Stadt Coeln on the Rhein

Built for the MDAG's Rhine service based at Koln-Mulheim and named Kaiser Friederich
Renamed Stadt Koln
Came under the control of the KD line in 1925, but sold immediately to the Lauenburger Dampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft T & H Basedow
Renamed Stadt Lauenburg
Substantailly rebuilt in 1938 by Gebruder Sachsenberg
Served on the Elbe until withdrawn in 1957
Sold for use in the Netherlands at Arnhem
Substantially rebuilt and converted to a diesel screw ship before emerging as Prinses Irene
Lost to fire when berthed at Koln on the Rhine on April 19th 1975, with the loss of 22 lives

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