dutch Van Ommeren Ph. MV Moordrecht (+1940)
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general
nationality dutch
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion motor vessel (diesel)
date built 1930
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 7493  grt
dimensions 138.92 x 17.89 x 10.67 m
material steel
engine 8cyl diesel engine
power 652  n.h.p.
speed 12  knots
yard no. 171
call sign
PGHB  
PGHB
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 20/06/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.25rank: 626
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builder
Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij. N. V., Rotterdam
engine by
Harland & Wolff Ltd., Belfast & Glasgow
owner
Van Ommeren Ph., Rotterdam
captain Hutjes I.
no. of crew 28
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entered by Claes Johnny
entered 20/06/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 09/10/2013
 
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Claes Johnny20/06/2008
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Claes Johnny20/06/2008At 17.30 hours on 20 Jun, 1940, the Moordrecht (Master I. Hutjes) was hit in the engine room by one torpedo from U-48, exploded and sank by the stern within two minutes. The master and 24 crew members were lost. The ship had been in convoy HX-49 until 18 June and was then ordered to proceed alone to her destination port. Four men eventually made it to a lifeboat and were picked up on 23 June by the Greek steam merchant Orion, which landed them at Liverpool on 29 June.
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About Builders
 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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