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On 8 September 1939, Dutch minesweeper Willem van Ewijck is lost off Terschelling to a (wrongly placed) mine. 33 of her crew were lost, including the Commander.


Type: minesweeper mijnenveger, Jan van Amstel class
Built: yard P. Smit, Rotterdam.1937
Dimensions: 56 x 7,8 x -- m
Tonnage: 525 verp (boven)
Propulsion: 2 × Stork triple expansion engines, 2 × Yarrow 3-drum boilers,dual shaft, 2 screws
Speed: 15 knt
Armament: 1 x 3 inch gun, 4 x 0,50 inch A.A. (2x2), 40 mines

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