Oost Vlaanderen

Guernsey,English Channel

Oost Vlaanderen was built in Westerbroek in Holland and launched in 1931. After the German invasion the Be-Ne-Lux countries and France, Fall Gelb in May 1940, she was requisitioned by Kriegsmarine. In a convoy from St.Malo to Guernsey loaded with cement she was attacked by airplanes from RAF and sunk 23.Mai 1943. Due to her cargo she is often referred to as the "cement-wreck", and she rest on her keel on a depth of 20 to 30 meter east of St.Peter harbor.

Former names:
Oost Vlaanderen

45,4 x 7,9 m
Tons: Built: Home Port:
420 grt
Westerbroek ( NL ) 1931
( NL )

49° 26.346' N 002° 29.863' W
( Source: ULSAC )

Picture: Oost Vlaanderen

Last updated: August 2019