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History

The Silvain disappeared without a trace after it left the port of IJmuiden on November 24, 1939.

Contemporary sources assumed that the trawler ran on a mine. All eleven people on board are missing.

Description

Name:  IJM 116, ex- Ella Ober, ex- Cuxhaven & Saale

Type: steam trawler, fishing boat

Built: G. Seebeck A.G., Wesermünde. 1912

Owner: Nationale Stoomvisserij Maatschappij (A.S. Groen) from IJmuiden,

Crew: 11 (all eleven missing)

References

World War II

Sunken Treasures