Oost Vlaanderen

Guernsey,English Channel

Oost Vlaanderen was built in Westerbroek in Holland, and was launched in 1931. After the German invasion of Holland in 1940, she was requisitioned by Kriegsmarine and Organization Todt and used as a military transport. In a convoy from St. Malo to Guernsey loaded with cement, she was attacked by RAF airplanes and sunk outside 23. Mai 1943. The wreck rest today on a depth of 20 to 30 meter east of St. Peter harbor, standing on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck. Due to her cargo she is often referred to as the "cement-wreck".


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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
Courtesy of Funautical


Last updated: August 2019