dutch Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM) SS Ajax [+1940]
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general
nationality dutch
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1923
is nickname no
status
live live
details
weight (tons) 942  grt
dimensions 71.2 x 10.52 x 4.09 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 126  n.h.p.
speed knots
yard no. 5
call sign
PCFG  
PCFG
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 08/08/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.4rank: 660
about people
builder
Hamburger Elbe Schiffswerke, Hamburg
engine by
Gutehoffnungshütte, Oberhausen
last owner
[1]Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM), Amsterdam
SS Ajax [+1940]
period 1927 ~ 1940
call sign: 
PCFG
prev. owners
[2]Oldenburg Portugiesische Dampfschiffs Rhederei - Burmester, Hamburg
SS Ceuta
period 1927 ~ 1927
[3]Rochling, Menzell & Co., Hamburg
SS Elbe
period 1924 ~ 1927
[4]Kirsten Adolf & Co. Hamburg-London Linie - Hamburg Pacific, Hamburg
SS Elbe (II)
period 1923 ~ 1924
captain Litz, J.
about the wreck
depth (m.) 40 max. / 36 min. (m)
orientation 20°
protected
war grave
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 06/08/2007
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 01/12/2013
 
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Lying half to port, engine stands up. Bow section lies on its port side. Close to Coquetdale

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Lettens Jan20/12/2010Ajax S/S; Koninkl. Nederl. Stoomb. Maats. N.V.; 1923; Hamburger-Elbe Schiffsw.; 942 tons; 221.1x34.5x13.4; 126 nhp; triple expansion engines.

The Dutch ship Ajax was on her way via Southampton to Falmouth, when she was bombed and sunk by German aircraft on August 8th, 1940, between Southampton and Falmouth. Four of the crew were killed.
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