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The Lodewijk van Nassau sailed from Chile in February 1916 with a cargo of saltpeter for Rotterdam. A Berlin wireless dispatch of April 9 said she had been held up in the Downs by the British authorities since March 22, and that her detention had caused public opinion in Holland as the Dutch farmers feared the saltpeter would arrive too late for their use in spring.

Five of her crew were drowned. Thirty-six survivors have been landed at Ijmuiden.


Built : William Hamilton & Co. Ltd., Port Glasgow, UK

MasterBoer, Nan Arie de
People on board41
Speed12 knots ~ 14 mph (22 km/h)
Length364.1 feet (111 m)
Width44.3 feet (13.5 m)
Draft25.3 feet (7.7 m)
Tonnage3350 ton


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