Cremer

Queensland

Cremer was a general cargo steamer laid down by Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw in Amsterdan, and was launched in 1926 for the Dutch company Koninklijke Paketvaart. She sailed in regular routes between the Dutch East Indies, China and Australia. Under a journey towards Brisbane she sailed into a storm and hit ground near Keswick Island 5. September 1943. She was firmly stuck on the reef, and inventory and the cargo was salvaged in the following days, before she disappeared in the deep and was written off as a total loss. The battered wreck was found by divers in 1984, and rest today barely ten meters from shore on a depth of 5 to 15 meters outside St Bees Island near Grimston Point.


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Cremer

123,4 x 15,9 x 6,5 m
     
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4604 grt
Amsterdam ( NL ) 1926
Batavia ( NL )


Last updated: December 2019