dutch Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM) SS Deucalion [+1940]
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nationality dutch
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1914
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weight (tons) 1976  grt
dimensions 93.88 x 13.18 x 4.9 m
material steel
engine triple expansion engine, single shaft, 1 screw
power 1200  i.h.p.
speed 10.5  knots
yard no. 148
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about the loss
cause lost air raid
date lost 04/07/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
Rijkee & Co. N. V., Rotterdam
engine by
Maatschappij Fijenoord N.V. - Fyenoord, Rotterdam
Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij (KNSM), Amsterdam
captain Karsdorp, A.
about the wreck
depth (m.) 60 max. / 52 min. (m)
orientation 120°
war grave
entered by Eekelers Dirk
entered 25/01/2006
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 12/12/2013
Lettens Jan01/10/2009
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Lettens Jan06/08/2007

Orientation: SE-NW. Broken amidships.

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Chipchase Nick21/07/2009

Deucalion is quite broken up. The stern is lying to starboard then there is a fairly intact area in the region of the afterholds. Midships are two large boilers with a smaller one between. Forward of this is very broken and the bows are also well broken.The remains of the hawse pipes can be seen here. The helm pedestal and builders plate have been recovered. Depth to the seabed is 60m
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Allen Tony07/08/2008Deucalion SS was a Dutch Cargo Steamer of 1,976 tons built by Rijkee & Co., Netherlands. She was powered by a steam triple expansion engine. At the time of her sinking she was owned by Koninklije Nederlandsche Stoomboat Maats. On the 4th July 1940 when in Convoy OA-178 she was sunk in a German air raid.
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Eekelers Dirk25/01/2006SS Deucalion 1914-1940 KNSM, 1914 Rijkee Rotterdam, 1934 PDPD. On 4th July, 1940 while on voyage from Southend to St Johns, The SS Deucalion was sunk by German bombers, 20 miles from Portland.Deucalion's crew rescued by the also damaged British steamship Antonio.
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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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