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The SS Alice H. and Houtdijk SS left St. Petersburg in a Russian convoy to Rotterdam. when on August 18th, 1914, at 20 miles North of Dagerort in the Baltic sea, they both hit a mine and sunk.

Some 200 mines were just laid there by the German converted minelayer Deutschland between 17th and 18th August. 10 were lost on Alice H. (incl. the Captain and his wife) and 14 ...


Eigenaar: Stoomvaart Maatschappij “Sophie H.” Rotterdam.

Master Smit, Jan Renze
People on board23
Length325.1 feet (99.1 m)
Width47.1 feet (14.4 m)
Draft15.7 feet (4.8 m)
Tonnage3052 ton (1526 last)


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