Thursday, 27 October 2011


m.s. "Colombia", owner Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Maatschappij N.V.,
Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Flag the Netherlands.
Built 1930 by P. Smit Jr., Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Grt. 10.782, l.o.a. 139.43 mt.
Engine type Motor, Werkspoor, 8.000 bhp, speed 16 kn.
Vessel type Passenger/Cargo.

Ater the outbreak of WW 2 the vessel became in 1940 a submarine depot-ship in the
Royal Netherlands Navy.
On February 27, 1942, the "Colombia" was torpedoed and sunk by the German submarine U-516 near the port of Simonstown, South Africa.
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