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Traveling with a load of sugar from Palembang via Freetown to London on the Atlantic Ocean, north-west of Ireland, in positions 56.43 N and 10.46 WL caught fire in a German air raid where the people on board left the ship. Two Chinese crew members lost their lives. The wreck was seen floating on March 4, 1941, but was sunk later. The vessel was not in convoy due to low speed.


Type: Cargo vessel
Built: N.V. Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw-Maatschappij, Amsterdam, 1921
Owner: Eigenaar: N.V. Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'Nederland', Amsterdam
Dimensions: 128.02 x 16.61 x 10.97 Meters Registered
Tonnage: 6587
Propulsion: Steam, Triple Expansion
Speed: 12

Length420 feet (128 m)
Tonnage6587 ton


Two Chinese crewmemberswere killed:
Lai Wah stoker, Yip Fook Lin stoker


  • Haersolte, J.W.J. van (1947).
    Scheepsrampen in oorlogstijd, no. 75.
    J.F. Duwaer & Zonen, Amsterdam.

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