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On voyage from Hamburg to Montevideo the Dutch MONTFERLAND was beached on 11th July 1923 during a heavy storm and extremely high spring-tide. Location: the beach near the mouth of Pando River (about 18 miles east of Montevideo, Uruguay) in position 34,46'S and 55,42'W. And she had three fellow-sufferer, all beached nearby: German RUGIA (6600 tons), Belgian DEVONIER (2700 tons) and English FUSCANY (3400 tons). The hull of Montferland showed little or no damage. The cargo could be discharged. Only on 22nd November 1923 she could be refloated, again with the help of spring-tide. The same day she reached to port of Montevideo and received there a certificate of seaworthiness. She then departed for Buenos Aires.

Identification Data
Year built: 1921
Category: Cargo vessel
Propulsion: Steamship
Type: General Cargo
Type Deck: Shelterdeck open
Material Hull: Steel
Decks: 3

Construction Data
Shipbuilder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd., Wallsend on Tyne, Great Britain
Yardnumber: 1153
Launch Date: 1921-00-00
Delivery Date: 1921-08-00

Technical Data
Engine Manufacturer: Swan, Hunter & Wigham-Richardson Ltd., Wallsend on Tyne, Great Britain
Engine Type: Steam, Turbine
Number of Cylinders:
Power: 4500
Power Unit: BHP (APK, RPK)
Eng. additional info: Twee Metropolitan-Vickers stoomturbines
Speed in knots: 13.00
Number of screws: 1

Gross Tonnage: 6790.00 Gross tonnage
Net Tonnage: 4099.00 Net tonnage
Deadweight: 10380.00 tons deadweight (1016 kg)
Grain: 620000 Cubic Feet
Bale: 574000 Cubic Feet

Length 1: 459.80 Feet (British)
Beam: 60.40 Feet (British)
Depth: 27.60 Feet (British)

Ship History Data
Date/Name Ship 1921-08-00 MONTFERLAND
Manager: N.V. Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Owner: N.V. Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd,
Homeport / Flag: Amsterdam / Netherlands

Date/Name Ship 1936-00-00 MONTFERLAND
Manager: N.V. tot Voortzetting van de Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Owner: N.V. tot Voortzetting van de Koninklijke Hollandsche Lloyd, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Homeport / Flag: Amsterdam / Netherlands

Ship Events Data
1941-06-28: Final Fate: On voyage with a cargo of general goods from Mackay (Australia) via Cape Town to London she was attacked by German bombers in position 52,47’N en 01,50’E and went down in the North Sea. All crew members could be rescue
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