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The SS Prince WILLEM II departed from Amsterdam to Paramaribo on January 21, 1910 with 15 passengers, 39 crew members and a full load of general cargo on board.

On January 23, 1910 at 1 pm the ship passed Ouessant (Brittany). Since then nothing has been heard from the ship or the persons on board. In the course of February and early March 1910, various items of inventory of Prince Willem II washed up on the west coast of France. So it can be assumed that she was wrecked on January 24 in the extremely severe hurricane-force storm that occurred in the area that day.


Type: Passenger-/cargo vessel

People on board74
Power1250 hp
Speed10 knots ~ 12 mph (19 km/h)
Length264.1 feet (80.5 m)
Width36.1 feet (11 m)
Draft20.7 feet (6.3 m)
Tonnage1621 ton


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