dutch Rotterdamsche Lloyd (Koninklijke, KRL, Ruys Willem & Co.) SS Ameland [+1940]
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general
nationality dutch
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1930
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4537  grt
dimensions 118 x 16.2 x 7.83 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, exhaust turbine
power 504  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
yard no. 160
call sign
PCOR  
PCOR
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 18/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
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Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij. N. V., Rotterdam
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Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij. N. V., Rotterdam
owner
Rotterdamsche Lloyd (Koninklijke, KRL, Ruys Willem & Co.), Rotterdam
captain Kokke A.
no. of crew 48
about the wreck
depth (m.) 25 max. / 20 min. (m)
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entered by Lettens Jan
entered 01/07/2002
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 11/12/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan11/04/2010
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

[]The aft part is heavily damaged. The bow stands proud. The superstructure is still there, but covered with nets. The bell was found by a Belgian diver. Still some hotel-porcelain, (probably part of the cargo) can be found, as bottles of Jenever and beer. [Martin Bakker:] not an exciting dive; wreck is nearly completely covered with nets;

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Claes Johnny18/02/2008At 09.26 hours on 18 Feb, 1940, the Ameland had just passed the Maasbank-buoy and was hit by a torpedo from U-10. She began to sink and the 48 crew members (3 of them injured) abandonded the ship. The master A. Kokké returned to rescue the documents and the ship sank later by the stern. The survivors were picked up by the Dutch merchant Montferland (master K.C. Decker) and were transferred to thetug Zwarte Zee.

The wounded men were brought to Vlissingen and the crew was put ashore in Maassluis.
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007Nederlandse Stoomvaart Maatschappij; 48 crew; Was torpedoed by U-10 (Over Ltn. Joachim Preuss) while sailing from Rotterdam to India with general cargo. One torpedoe was enough to make the Ameland sink.

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