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HORST MARTINI

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  87736, HUGO UND CLARA, HUGO & CLARA, CROSSHILL
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1915 wreck of British cargo vessel which foundered approximately 3.5 miles south of Beachy Head, following a collision in fog with the SS RUNIC. Constructed of iron in 1883 as the Scottish cargo vessel CROSSHILL, she was a steam-driven vessel. She entered German service in 1900 as the HUGO & CLARA, becoming HORST MARTINI in 1913. She was impounded as a prize vessel in Newport, Monmouthshire, on the outbreak of war in 1914, and re-entered British service as a collier.

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