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Name Official number Flag IMO
DRECHTDIJK    NLD   
Year built Date launched Date completed
1923  24/10/1922  22/03/1923 
Vessel type Vessel description
Passenger / Cargo Refrigerated  Steel Motor Vessel  
Builder Yard Yard no
Harland & Wolff Ltd, Greenock   593 
 

Tonnage Length Breadth Depth Draft
9324 grt / 5808 nrt / 11968 dwt 485.5 ft  62.3 ft  35.5 ft   
Engine builder Harland & Wolff Ltd., Glasgow
Engine detail
2- Screw. Oil engines 4S.C.SA. 2 x 8Cyl. B&W type. 1317NHP. 

First owner First port of register Registration date
Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maats., Rotterdam  Rotterdam    
Other names
1940 RÜSSELSHEIM - 1945 DRECHTDIJK 
Subsequent owner and registration history

8/1940 Deutsches Reich - mng Unterweser Reederei AG, Bremen
1941 mng Hamburg-Südamerikanische DG, Hamburg 
Vessel history
05/1940 trapped at Rotterdam
07/08/1940 seized by German forces at Rotterdam
Selected for use as a transport (R013) for Operation 'Seelowe' but never used. 
Remarks
 
End year Fate / Status
1947  Mined 17/02/1945 
Disposal Detail
17-18/2/1945 mined 1nm east of Swinemünde and beached
26/2/1945 damaged by air attack
12/03/1945 gutted by fire in a further air attack off Swinemünde, 53.56N 14.17E
5/1945 towed to Kiel and laid up; later recovered by Allied forces
12/1945 returned to owners and towed to Rotterdam
1/12/1947 arrived at Antwerp under tow and later delivered for breaking at Ghent by Van Heyghen Freres. 
 

 



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