dutch Rotterdamsche Lloyd (Koninklijke, KRL, Ruys Willem & Co.) SS Slamat (+1941)
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nationality dutch
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1924
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 11406  grt
dimensions 147.1 x 18.9 x 8.78 m
engine 2x steam turbine
power 9000  s.h.p.
speed 17  knots
yard no. 176
IMO/Off. no. 5606174
about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 27/04/1941  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.193rank: 437
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Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde - Royal Schelde, Vlissingen (Flushing)
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Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde - Royal Schelde, Vlissingen (Flushing)
owner
Rotterdamsche Lloyd (Koninklijke, KRL, Ruys Willem & Co.), Rotterdam
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entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 29/12/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 12/07/2011
 
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Vleggeert Nico29/12/2008
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Lettens Jan23/10/2010The 11,636 ton Dutch passenger liner Slamat was taken over for service as a troop transport.

On 27th April 1941, while engaged in the evacuation of British and New Zealand troops from Crete, she was attacked by German JG-77 aircraft from the Luftwaffe and sank with the loss of 193 men.

Of the troops on board, around 700 were rescued by the destroyers HMS Diamond and HMS Wryneck, both of which were later bombed and sunk, drowning most of the survivors of the Slamat.

There was one officer, 41 seamen and 8 soldiers saved from this triple disaster, leaving a (total) death toll of 843 men.
Vleggeert Nico29/12/2008The Dutch liner Slamat was engaged in the evacuation of troops from Crete to Nauplia, when she was attacked and sunk by German aircraft off Nauplia, with the loss of 193 men.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam


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