HOFKIRCHE AUSTRIA

HOFKIRCHE AUSTRIA

Twenty-eight bronze statues of Habsburg saints and Roman emper ors line the nave, and the elegant Silver Chapel holds the corpse of Archduke Fer dinand II. (In the Volkskunstmuseum building. Open M-Sa 9am-5pm, Su noon-5pm.)

HOFGARTEN AUSTRIA
The imperial garden is a beautiful park complete with ponds, a con cert pavilion, and an oversized chess set. (Walk down Museumstr. toward the river, turning right onto Burggraben and continuing as it becomes Rennweg. Open daily 6am-10:30pm. Free.)

HOFKIRCHE AUSTRIA Photo Gallery




This wreck has always been considered to be that of the Hogarth, but about ten year ago a bell was located inscribed Gaelic 1898. A lot of serious research by the author and his friends, Andy Anderson and Ian Wright from Bishop Auckland diving club, has shown, however, that no ship of that name was lost off the northeast coast. One other interesting theory is that 3.15 nm NE of this wreck, at 55 30′.175 N 001 25′.317 W, there is a wreck called the Igor, which was owned by the Gaelic Steam Ship Company in 1898. Although they renamed the ship Cairnbahn, it is possible that when they acquired the ship in 1898, they also made a bell called Gaelic after the company. Could this be her wreck? The only problem with this theory is that she had two boilers, while this wreck has only one. The Bonheur was a steel-hulled 7,133-ton Norwegian motor cargo vessel measuring 129.66 m in length, with a 16. 84-m beam and an 8.40-m draught. A/S Burmeister and Wain, Copenhagen, Denmark built and completed her as Yard No.308 in June 1918; she was launched on 1 March 1918 for Aktieselskapet Dampskipsselskapet Bonheur, Kristiania, and Fred. Olsen and Co. was the manager. The twin steel screws were powered by two six-cylinder diesel engines that gave 11 knots. A/ S Burmeister and Wain, Copenhagen manufactured the machinery. On 23 December 1918, this big new ship detonated a mine during a raging gale, 23 miles from Coquet Island, and she very quickly began to founder. The Bonheur had left Kristiania on her maiden voyage, carrying a crew of 37 and a general cargo to Hull and South American ports.

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