german Norddeutscher Lloyd - Ndl - North German Lloyd SS Columbus (+1939)
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general
nationality german
purpose transport
type passenger ship
propulsion steam
date built 1924
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 32354  grt
dimensions 236.2 x 25.3 x 15 m
material steel
engine 2 x 4-cyl triple expansion engines, oil fired boilers, dual shaft, 2 screws
power 32000  h.p.
speed 22  knots
yard no. 929
about the loss
cause lost scuttled
other reasons fire
date lost 19/12/1939  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.3rank: 664
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builder
Schichau-Unterweser A. G. (Seebeckwerft), Bremerhaven (Wesermünde)
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Norddeutscher Lloyd - Ndl - North German Lloyd, Bremen
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entered 30/06/2009
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last update 31/07/2012
 
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Vleggeert Nico30/06/2009On a voyage from Vera Cruz to Oslo, the German liner Columbus was found by British destroyer HMS Hyperion. She was set on fire and scuttled by her crew, 320 nautical miles east of Cape May to avoid capture.

Three people perish in the abandonment. Heavy cruiser USS Tuscaloosa (CA-37) rescues Columbus's survivors (567 men and 9 women stewardesses) and lands them at New York City.
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