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Location: The Netherlands
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Identification Data (Source: marhisdata.nl)
Build: 1920
Nat. Official Number: 13241 ROTT 1920
Category: Cargo vessel
Propulsion: Steamship
Type: General Cargo
Type Deck: Full scantling
Masts: Four masts
Material Hull: Steel
Decks: 2

Construction Data
Yard: A.G. Bremer Vulkan, Schiffsbau & Maschinenfabrik, Bremen-Vegesack, Germany
Yard nr.: 589
Launch Date: 1920-07-27
Delivery Date: 1920-10-03

Technical Data
Engine Manufacturer: A.G. Bremer Vulkan, Schiffsbau & Maschinenfabrik, Bremen-Vegesack, Germany
Motor Type: Steam, Triple Expansion
Number of Cylinders: 3
Power: 4000
Power Unit: IHP (IPK)
Eng. additional info: (32 3/10, 52 4/5 & 86 3/5 - 55 1/10)
Speed in knots: 11
Number of screws: 1

Gross Tonnage: 7891.00 Gross tonnage
Net Tonnage: 4951.00 Net tonnage
Deadweight: 12255.00 tons deadweight (1016 kg)
Grain: 633000 Cubic Feet
Bale: 567000 Cubic Feet

Length 1: 150.47 Meters Registered
Beam: 18.45 Meters Registered
Depth: 19.93 Meters Registered

Passengers: 2

Ship History Data
Date/Name Ship 1920-10-03 ALDEBARAN
Manager: Van Nievelt, Goudriaan & Co's Stoomvaart-Maatschappij N.V., Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Owners: Van Nievelt, Goudriaan & Co's Stoomvaart-Maatschappij N.V., Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Homeport / Flag: Rotterdam / Netherlands
Callsign: NCGT
Additional info: 1934 callsign PCJR

Date/Name Ship 1940-08-19 R.O. 3
Manager: Deutsche Afrika Linie A.G. (J. Essberger), Hamburg, Germany
Owners: Deutsches Reich, Hamburg, Germany
Homeport / Flag: Hamburg / Germany
Additional info: Operation Seel÷we

Date/Name Ship 1941-04-10 H 9
Manager: Deutsche Afrika Linie A.G. (J. Essberger), Hamburg, Germany
Owners: Deutsches Reich - Kriegsdienststelle Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany
Homeport / Flag: Hamburg / Germany

Date/Name Ship 1945-06-20 ALDEBARAN
Manager: Van Nievelt, Goudriaan & Co's Stoomvaart-Maatschappij N.V., Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Owners: Van Nievelt, Goudriaan & Co's Stoomvaart-Maatschappij N.V., Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Homeport / Flag: Rotterdam / Netherlands
Callsign: PCJR

Date/Name Ship 1950-09-08 ALDEBARAN D.
Manager: Fratelli Delfino, Genova, Italy
Owners: Fratelli Delfino, Genova, Italy
Homeport / Flag: Genova / Italy

Date/Name Ship 1957-00-00 ALDEBARAN D.
Manager: Fratelli Delfino, Genova, Italy
Eigenaar: Delfino Compagnia di Navigazione A.R.L., Genoa, Italy
Homeport / Flag: Genoa / Italy

Date/Name Ship 1958-03-00 ALDEBARAN D.
Manager: Aldebaran Compagnia di Navigazione, Palermo, Italy
Owners: Aldebaran Compagnia di Navigazione, Palermo, Italy
Homeport / Flag: Palermo / Italy

Date/Name Ship 1961-00-00 ALDEBARAN D.
Manager: Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione S.A., Palermo, Italy
Owners: Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione S.A., Palermo, Italy
Homeport / Flag: Palermo / Italy

Ship Events Data
1920-07-27: Laid down as CREFELD but launched on 27 July 1920 as RAPOT for Roland-linie AG., Bremen. Before completion exchanged, along with the WIDO for 10 small vessels with Nigoco.
1934-00-00: After having been laid up inserted for the transportation of a circus to South America as SARRASANI TRANSPORT NR. 1.
1940-05-09: The ALDEBARAN was on the roads of Vlissingen with a cargo of grain, together with the ALKAID. Commissioned by the Dutch government to steam to Rotterdam. On the morning of 10 May they entered the Nieuwe Waterweg and fell into the hands of the occupying forces. Because of the blockade of the Waterweg they could not leave anymore. Seized on August 5, shifted to Schiedam on August 19. Used by the Germans as RO 3 for the planned Operation 'Seel÷we'.
1942-07-20: The cargo ship ss. 'Aldebaran' (1920) from Van Nievelt, Goudriaan & Co (NIGOCO) in Rotterdam, seized by the Germans on 5 August 1941 and sailing under the German flag as 'H 9' from the Deutsche West-Afrika Linie (J. Essberger) ) in Hamburg, is torpedoed by the Russian submarine 'SC 303', but does not sink. On 30 August 1944, the ship was bombed in the port of Stettin and later repaired in Hamburg. After the Second World War the ship was recovered and put back into service at NIGOCO.
1950-09-28: Fairplay, 28th Septembver 1950. The Dutch s.s. ALDEBARAN, carrying about 12,255 tons deadweight, built in 1920 and owned by the N.V. Van Nievelt, Goudriaan & Company's Stoomv.Maats., Rotterdam, the sale of which vessel has already been referred to in these columns, was purchased by Mr. Delfino of Genoa.
1960-04-18: Final Fate:
Arrival Genoa on18 April 1960 and laid up there. Early 1961 sold for scrapping to Ansaldo Cantieri Navali, Genua-Sestri. Breaking commenced on 15 March 1961 by Bittici-Metalli S.P.A. at Genoa-Multedo.
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Additional Info
Keywords: Aldebaran
Source of Image, If not your own: Verzetsmuseum Friesland
Date photo was taken: 1940-1941
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