dutch Nederlandsche-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Mij. N. V. (NASM, Holland-Amerika Line, HAL) SS Burgerdijk [+1940]
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nationality dutch
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1921
is nickname no
live live
weight (tons) 6853  grt
dimensions 127 x 17 x 11 m
material steel
engine 3 steamturbines with one shaft
power 3000  b.h.p.
speed 12.5  knots
yard no. 483
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about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 10/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Van Der Giessen C. & Zonen - Scheepswerf De Hoop, Krimpen A/D Ijssel
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Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
Nederlandsche-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Mij. N. V. (NASM, Holland-Amerika Line, HAL), Rotterdam
captain Scriwanek, L.
no. of crew 40
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entered 09/05/2006
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last update 11/12/2013
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Allen Tony26/06/2007Burgerdijk was a Dutch Steam Cargo vessel built in 1921 and owned by NEDERLANDSCHE-AMERIKAANSCHE STOOMVAART MAATSCHAPPIJ NV. She was on route from NEW YORK for ROTTERDAM carrying mainly wheat and maize when she was torpedoed by U-48. All the crew were saved.
Allen Tony19/10/2011SS Burgerdijk was a Dutch cargo steamer of 6,853grt. On the 10th February 1940 she was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-48 ( Herbert Schultze) when southwest of the Scilly Isles.
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 Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
Harland and Wolff was formed in 1861 by Edward James Harland and Hamburg-born Gustav Wilhelm Wolff. Based in Belfast at Queen’s Island, Harland and Wolff are a huge and very important shipbuilding company. The shipbuilding complex is only one of two yards left in the U.K. capable of building large merchant ships. The yard was most well known for building high-class transatlantic passenger liners and was considered to be the best in the world. The company has built over 1700 ships at four yards and has been in operation for over 135 years.

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