Cap Polonio

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Hamburg South America Line steamship built 1914 at Hamburg by Blohm & Voss. In 1915 she was fitted as an auxiliary cruiser for WW1 service, and renamed "SMS Vineta". As the ship did not have the required speed she was laid up. After WW1 she was first used by the Allies in the U.S. before she went to the "Shipping Controller" in London and was handed over to the "Union Castle Mail Steamship Co. Ltd.". Because of the ship's bad performance the ship was returned. After some rebuilding and improvements she was taken over by the "Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company," London for a trip to Bombay, but again she was performing below expectations and was laid up in Liverpool. After a major overhaul and modernization at Blohm & Voss she was returned to the Hamburg-South America Line and was again renamed "Cap Polonio". in February 1922 she finally started her maiden voyage to South America without any major technical difficulties. The ship was scrapped in 1935 at Bremerhaven.

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