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The Coaster Safe left Antwerpen on 12-10- 1939 for a voyage  to Riga. 

Presumably , around 19 October, she came in a minefield near Jutland since then she is missing. All seven crew members died.

AOn board were: Captain Jacob Salomons (28) from Groningen, Helmsman L. Wijbrands Azn (27) from Stavoren, 1st Machinist G.E. Heynsdijk (26) from Axel, 2nd Machinist L.F. Jetzes (37) from Veendam. Cook H. Merkus (28) from Wijnegem (België), Sailor F.J.A, Brinkmans from Bruggenhout (België) and Light sailor J. Lareida (26) from Thalwil (Zwitserland))

Description

Type: cargo vessel, coaster

Built: N.V. Scheepsbouwbedrijf v/h Th. J. Fikkers, Foxhol, Groningen, 1939
Owner: Jacob Salomons

Length 1: 44.60 Meters Length overall (Loa)
Beam: 7.50 Meters Breadth, moulded
Depth: 3.00 Meters Depth, moulded
Draught: 2.85 Meters Draught, maximum

Gross Tonnage: 376.00 

Propulsion: Engine, oil, 2-stroke single-acting  
Cylinders: 5
Power: 300  pk
Speed: 10

Complement 7
Master: Jacob Salomons 

World War II

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