SCHELDE (3)

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SCHELDE (3)

Post by Henk » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:48 pm

SCHELDE (3)
1926 - 1954
L.Smit & Co's Internationale Sleepdienst Maatschappij NV - Rotterdam; 01-05-1933 L.Smit & Co's Internationale Sleepdienst NV - Rotterdam.
Delivered November 1926 by NV Machinefabriek & Scheepswerf v/h van P.Smit jr.- Rotterrdam (400)
41,28 x x 7,67 x 4,17 x m.
359 grt.
P.R.V.K.
3 cylinder Triple Expansion from the yard, 381x635x 1029:762
650 ihp
Newbuilding
10-10-1954 sold for scrap to NV Holland - Hendrik Ido Ambacht.

In 1935 in French charter renamed MANCHE.
From 24-08-1939 till December 1939 named BV-1 with Bewakingsdienst.
From December 1939 till May 1940 named BV-37.
In May 1940 escaped to Britain with two submarines O-21 and O-22 in tow.
13-09-1943 damaged in an airattacck by a Focke Wulf 200.
01-12-1943 beached near Black Rock in position: 55.48 N-6.40 W and refloated by GRIPER.
02-01-1944 sank near Greenock; raised and repaired.
01-07-1945 back to the owner.
A story told in 1935 renamed MANCHE and sold to Société Remorquage Haut Mer - Duinkerken, but no payment arrived in Rotterdam and Smit took her back in August 1935.

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