Monday, 18 June 2012


m.v. "Christiaan Huygens."
Owner Stoomvaart Maatschappij Nederland, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Built 1928 by Nederlandse Scheepsbouw Maatschappij, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Flag the Netherlands.
Grt. 15.704, l.o.a. 173.70 mt., beam 20.90 mt.
Engine type Motor, Sulzer Bros., 11.600 bhp.
Speed 17 knots.
Vessel type Passenger.

On August 26, 1945, the "Christiaan Huygens" struck a mine near Westkappelle, while on voyage from Antwerp to Rotterdam. On September 5, 1945 the vessel broke in two.
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