dutch Koninklijke Paketvaart Mij. (Kpm) SS Rooseboom (+1942)
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general
nationality dutch
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1926
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 1035  grt
dimensions 70.1 x 11.6 x 3.2 m
material steel
engine compound engine
power 67  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 174
IMO/Off. no. 5606521
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PKRL  
PKRL
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 01/03/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.500rank: 238
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builder
Rijkee & Co. N. V., Rotterdam
engine by
Werkspoor N. V., Amsterdam
owner
Koninklijke Paketvaart Mij. (Kpm), Amsterdam
captain Boon, Marinus Cornelis Anthonie
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 17/01/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 04/11/2012
 
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Vleggeert Nico29/03/2012
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Allen Tony17/01/2008The Rooseboom SS was a 1,035 ton Dutch steam ship owned by KPM (Koninklijke Paketvaart Maatschappij or Royal Packet Navigation Co. of the Netherlands East Indies) built in 1926.

On the 1st March 1942 at 11.35pm the Rooseboom was steaming west of Sumatra when it was spotted by the Japanese submarine I-59 and torpedoed. It capsized and sank rapidly leaving one life boat (designed to hold 28) and 135 people in the water. 80 people were in the lifeboat the rest clung to flotsam or floated in the sea.

Two of these survivors were picked up nine days later by the Dutch freighter Palopo. Until the end of the Second World War they were assumed to be the only survivors.

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 Rijkee & Co. N. V., Rotterdam
Started in 1863 as Rijkee & Co then became N.V.Werf Voorheen Rijkee & Co, ended in 1931
 
 
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