13th July 2009, 13:08
Does anyone have any information on the 'Sibigo' lost off Port Douglas during a cyclone in 1945?

K urgess
13th July 2009, 14:57
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Jan H
13th August 2009, 15:48
Hello Nemo.
I have not much info about the lost of Sibigo.
She was en route from Sydney, via Townsville to Milna Bay (Finschhafen??).
15-16-March-1945-Vessel sunk in Coral Sea, nearby Grafton Passage ( east of the Cairns).
Pos.16-10,0. S --147-45,0. E.
63 ( or 70) people were lost and 13 were saved by s.s.Van Heutsz (KPM).

Built by- n.v. Wilton´s Scheepswerf and Machinefabriek (311), Schiedam, Holland.
Brt 1594 x Nt 941 x Dw 2087 tons.
264.9 x 37.3 x 16.5 Foot.
Engine-Triple Exp. 202 Nhp ( 1050 ihp)
Pass. 4-in 1e class.
No deck pass.( in peace time)
1926-Kian Gwan.
Owner-Heap Eng Moh Steam Ship Co. Ltd, Singapore.
(owner of the company: Oei Tiong Swan),
1928- Sibigo.
Owner Koninlijke Paketvaart Maatschappij (KPM), Amsterdam.
27-Febr.-1942- escaped from Tjilatjap to Sydney.
April -1942-requisitioned by Dutch Government.
01-05-1942 chartered by British. Min. of War and Transp.

22nd August 2009, 07:38
There was a small article on the loss in The Argus:

Actually nothing much on the loss but a little of her history.

22nd August 2009, 13:28
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