HMHS Amsterdam

France,Europe

The Amsterdam was built in Clydebank in Scotland for the company Hull & Netherlands Steamship Company and launched in 1930. She was sold to Royal Navy in 1941 and put in service as a troop transport and later in the war used as a hospital ship. She participated in Operation Overlord in June 1944 and was hit by two mines outside Juno Beach 7.August 1944. She sank barely ten minutes later and approx 100 people lost their lives. The wreck rest today on a depth of 14 to 21 meter outside Port-en-Bessin in Normandy.


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HMHS Amsterdam
Amsterdam
350,8 x 50,1 x 26,0 f
     
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4220 grt
Clydebank ( UK ) 1030
London ( UK )


Picture: Amsterdam in the 1930s
Courtesy of Mariners Society


Last updated: May 2019