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The steamship Friesland was on its way from Dagenham (London) to Blyth (Scotland). She sailed in convoy FN 37. She was sunk when the convoy was attacked by German bombers 18 miles north-northwest of Cromer. 13 people on board were killed.


Built: Cowpen Dry Docks & Shipbuilding Company Ltd, Blyth,

Owner: N.V. Scheepvaart- & Steenkolen Maatschappij, Rotterdam

MasterP. de Jong
Length295.3 feet (90 m)
Width44 feet (13.4 m)
Tonnage2662 ton


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