dutch Scheepvaart En Steenkolen Mij. N. V. SS Nieuwland [+1940]
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nationality dutch
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class coal cargo ship (collier)
propulsion steam
date built 1920
is nickname no
dead (not found) dead (not found)
weight (tons) 1075  grt
dimensions 66.14 x 10.06 x 4.2 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, 2 single boilers, 1 screw
power 175  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 482
IMO/Off. no. 5605102
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about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 04/09/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.8rank: 655
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Smit Jan - Scheepswerven Jan Smit, Ablasserdam (Rotterdam)
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Machinefabriek Gebr. Stork & Co, Hengelo
Scheepvaart En Steenkolen Mij. N. V., Rotterdam
captain Blok, J.L. De
no. of crew 19
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depth (m.) 30 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered 27/08/2006
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Racey Carl25/02/2011On 04/09/1940 the Dutch cargo steamer NIEUWLAND, on passage from Sunderland to London, with a cargo of coal, was attacked by German E-Boats, whilst in convoy, and sank between No 56 and 55A buoys with the loss of eight crew.

Other reported positios:- 4.25 miles NE of Winterton Ness, S Winterton Ridge buoy; Sank between No 56 and 55A buoys; 52 50N 02 09E.
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Lettens Jan04/09/2011Nieuwland SS

Built by NV Scheepswerf Jan Smit, Alblasserdam for Scheepvaart en Steenkolen Mij; 1920; 1.075 grt; 66.1x9.9x4.4m; triple expansion engine;

On September 4th, 1940, Nieuwland SS was torpedoed by the Germen motor torpedoboat S-18, while in escort from Sunderland to London with a cargo of coals. 8 crew died.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Lettens Jan04/09/2011On the 4th of September, 1940, the following ships were attacked and torpedoed by the German Schnellboote or E-boat Flotilla, consisting of S-18, S-20, S-21 and S-54:
  • SS Nieuwland (1.075 grt sunk by S-18 Christiansen)
  • SS Joseph Swan (1.571 grt sunk by S-18 Christiansen)
  • SS Corbrook (1.729 grt sunk by S-21 Klug)
  • Fulham V (1.562 grt sunk by S-22 Grund)
  • New Lambton (2.709 grt sunk by S-21 Klug)
  • Ewell (1.350 grt not sunk by S-54 Wagner)
while in escort from Sunderland to London.
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