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AAGTEDYK

AAGTEDYK

Identification Data (Source: marhisdata.nl)
Build: 1945
Classification Register: American Bureau of Shipping (AB)
Nat. Official Number: 7511 Z ROTT 1950
Category: Cargo vessel
Propulsion: Steamship
Type: General Cargo
Standard type: Victory VC2-S-AP2
Type Deck: Full scantling
Masts: Three masts
Material Hull: Steel
Decks: 3

Construction Data
Yard: California Shipbuilding Corporation Inc., Los Angeles (Cal.), U.S.A.
Yard nr.: V-41
Contractor: none
Date Laid Down: 1944-11-20
Launch Date: 1945-01-11
Delivery Date: 1945-02-10

Technical Data
Engine Manufacturer: General Electric Company Inc., Lynn (Mass.), U.S.A.
Motor Type: Steam, Turbine
Number of Cylinders: 2
Power: 6000
Power Unit: BHP (APK, RPK)
Eng. additional info: Twee stoomturbines
Speed in knots: 15
Number of screws: 1

Gross Tonnage: 7646.59 Gross tonnage
Net Tonnage: 4561.94 Net tonnage
Deadweight: 10973.00 tons deadweight (1016 kg)
Grain: 568593 Cubic Feet
Bale: 492733 Cubic Feet

Length 1: 138.76 Meters Length overall (Loa)
Length 2: 133.04 Meters Length between perpendiculars (Lbp)
Beam: 18.90 Meters Registered
Depth: 11.56 Meters Registered
Draught: 8.71 Meters Registered

Ship History Data
Date/Name Ship 1945-02-10 TEXARKANA VICTORY
Manager: Oliver J. Olson & Co. Inc., San Francisco (Cal.), U.S.A.
Owners: United States War Shipping Administration, Washington (D.C.), U.S.A.
Homeport / Flag: Los Angeles (Cal.) / U.S.A.
Callsign: ANIX
Additional info: off.no. 247223

Date/Name Ship 1946-09-00 TEXARKANA VICTORY
Manager: Oliver J. Olson & Co. Inc., San Francisco (Cal.), U.S.A.
Owners: United States Maritime Commission, Washington (D.C.), U.S.A.
Homeport / Flag: Los Angeles (Cal.) / U.S.A.
Callsign: ANIX
Additional info: off.no. 247223

Date/Name Ship 1947-01-00 FLANDRES
Manager: Armement Deppe S.A., Antwerp, Belgium
Owners: Compagnie Royale Belge - Argentine S.A., Antwerp, Belgium
Homeport / Flag: Antwerp / Belgium

Date/Name Ship 1949-07-00 TURAN
Manager: Wallem & Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Owners: Wallem & Co. Ltd., Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Homeport / Flag: Panama / Panama R.P.

Date/Name Ship 1950-03-15 AAGTEDYK
Manager: N.V. Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'Holland-Amerika Lijn', Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Owners: N.V. Nederlandsch-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Maatschappij 'Holland-Amerika Lijn', Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Homeport / Flag: Rotterdam / Netherlands
Callsign: PCAE
As from 1956 in charter of VNS.

Ship Events Data
1948-11-02: On voyage from Rosario to London and Antwerp with a cargo of corn, sunflower oil and millet (millet), grounded on the North Pier when entering the port of Recife. The ship was not refloated until December 30, 1948, but was badly damaged and was declared "constructive total loss". The damaged ship was sold in July 1949 to Mobile, Ala., towed to and repaired there, and when the repair was ready, she was sold to the Holland-America Line on March 15, 1950. She has never sailed as TURAN.
1963-02-25: Final Fate: Collision
The AAGTEDYK had departed from Rotterdam to Hamburg on 24 February, sailing on charter from the Vereenigde Nederlandsche Scheepvaartmaatschappij with a cargo of around 2,000 tonnes of general goods and around 3,000 tonnes of iron ore from India to Rotterdam, Hamburg and Szczecin. There was a lot of heavy drift ice on the Elbe, but the weather was good (wind weak, visibility more than a mile). At 12.50 a.m. on February 25, 1963, a sailing ship was maneuvering at 1¼ mile starboard. At 12.52 pm at Scheelenkühlen (on the Elbe) it was noticed that danger of collision was imminent and the AAGTEDYK slammed full force back and gave hard port rudder. However, a collision was unavoidable and the oncoming vessel, the Swedish motor ship CITOS, rammed the AAGTEDYK in the midship near the front starboard lifeboat with a fairly substantial speed, crushing both starboard lifeboats, a large hole in the engine room was created and the accommodation was severely damaged. The Swedish ship was also severely damaged. The AAGTEDYK was towed to Hamburg, where she moored at 4.00 a.m. on 26 February. Later inspection revealed that the ship was so badly damaged - the repair would have involved NLG 1,000,000 - that the ship was no longer worth the repair. Berthed at Hamburg on April 4, 1963, the ship was sold for scrapping to the N.V. IJzerhandel Hollandia at Amsterdam, who resold her in the spring to Walter Ritscher in Harburg (Hamburg), who scrapped her in the course of 1963.
The RvdS was of the opinion that the collision was due to a fundamental error by the master of the AAGTEDYK, who was granted two weeks of denial.
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