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On June 21st, 1916, Otis Tarda, on a voyage from Rotterdam to Goole with general cargo, was sunk by a mine from the German submarine UC-6 (Otto Ehrentraut), 11 miles southwest of Newarp lightvessel. There were no casualties.


Built: Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij, Rotterdam, NL

Owner 1: Firma Smith & Co, Rotterdam (1884-1908)
Owner 2: N.V. Scheepvaart-Maatschappij v/h Smith & Co. (1908-1915)
Owner 3: N.V. Hudig & Pieters' Algemeene Scheepvaart-Maatschappij, Rotterdam, NL (1915-1916)

Motor Type: Steam, Compound

MasterKarssies, A.
Power320 hp
Speed8 knots ~ 9 mph (15 km/h)
Length201.1 feet (61.3 m)
Width27.9 feet (8.5 m)
Draft15.7 feet (4.8 m)
Tonnage759 ton


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