dutch Stoomvaart Maatschappij Oostzee - A. Vinke & Co. SS Ootmarsum (+1940)
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nationality dutch
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1920
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 3628  grt
dimensions 109.8 x 14.7 x 6.9 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine
power 426  n.h.p.
speed 9.5  knots
yard no. 456
IMO/Off. no. 5605021
call sign
PGNQ  
PGNQ
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 23/11/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.25rank: 625
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builder
Vuijk A. & Zonen - A. Vuyk, Capelle A/D Ysel
engine by
Koninklijke Maatschappij De Schelde - Royal Schelde, Vlissingen (Flushing)
owner
Stoomvaart Maatschappij Oostzee - A. Vinke & Co., Amsterdam
captain De Vries J.
no. of crew 25
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 13/10/2007
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 07/02/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan26/05/2009
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Lettens Jan26/05/2009OOTMARSUM

Owned by Stoomvaart Maatschappij Oostzee (Vinke & Co.) and built in 1920 by A. Vuijk & Zonen; 3,628 tons; 360.1x48.2x22.8 ft.; 426 n.h.p.; triple expansion engine.

On 9th November 1940, the Dutch cargo Ootmarsum left in convoy on a voyage from Sydney to Newport, when she was probably torpedoed on 23rd, as 3 other ships in the same convoy were. some 350 miles W. of Inishtrahull.
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 Hocking C., Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam
Allen Tony13/10/2007Cotmarsum SS was a Dutch Cargo Steamer built in 1920 and of 3,628 tons. On the 23rd November 1940 she was torpedoed by U-100 and sunk.
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Stoomvaart Maatschappij Oostzee - A. Vinke & Co., Amsterdam

A subsidiary of Albertus Vinke & Co., Amsterdam, specialised in the trade in the Baltic (Oostzee in Dutch). The ships had a name ending with 'sum'.
 
 
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