british SS Veghtstroom [+1917]
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general
nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1902
status
live live
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weight (tons) 1353  grt
dimensions 70.1 x 10.1 x 5.5 m
engine Steam triple expansion engine, two boilers, single shaft, 1 screw
power 850  i.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 103
IMO/Off. no. 140513
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 23/08/1917  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.5rank: 660
about people
builder
Rijkee & Co. N. V., Rotterdam
last owner
[1]Holt D. L. - Lawrence D. Holt, Liverpool
SS Veghtstroom [+1917]
period 1917 ~ 1917
IMO/Off. no.: 140513
prev. owners
[2]Nederlandsche Stoomvaart Maatschappij Oceaan - NSMO, Amsterdam
SS Veghtstroom
period 1915 ~ 1917
[3]Hollandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij - Holland Steamship Co., Amsterdam
SS Veghtstroom
period 1902 ~ 1915
captain
about the wreck
depth (m.) 54 max. / 48 min. (m)
orientation 65°
protected
war grave
updates
entered by Lettens Jan
entered 27/08/2008
last update Lettens Jan
last update 14/10/2013
 
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[1] Lettens Jan12/10/2013
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Lettens Jan01/10/2009

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Fairhurst Colin19/08/2013

This is definitely not the Dundee it is the Veghtstrom I.D. bell recovered 18/08/2013 see photo Colin Fairhurst Seaways

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Lettens Jan14/10/2013SS Veghtstroom, built by Rijkee & Co., Rotterdam in 1902 and owned at the time of her loss by Lawrence D. Holt, Liverpool, was a British steamer of 1353 tons.

On August 23rd, 1917, Veghtstroom, on a voyage from Penarth to Havre with a cargo of coal, was sunk by the German submarine UC-47 (Paul Hundius), 7 miles northwest of the Godrevy lighthouse. 5 persons were lost.

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1. the VEGHTSTROOM was positively identified by her bell by Colin Faihurst.
2. Ignore UKHO history data for this wreck, as it is wrongly assumed to be the DUNDEE.
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Lettens Jan06/08/2012UK hydro member
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Allen Tony01/09/2007Veghtstroom SS was a British Merchant steamer of 1,353grt. On the 23rd August 1917 when on route from Penarth for Le Havre she was torpedoed by German submarine UC-47 when 7 miles NW from Godrevy Lighthose, North Cornwall. Vessel was by Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool.
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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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