SS Prinses Juliana II
Roy Thornton Collection
Steel twin screw steamer, built in 1920, by Koninklijke Mij. “De Schelde”, Vlissingen. (Yard No. 171) for Stoomvaart Mij. Zeeland
- Length: 110.72m (363.27 ft)(overall), 106.568m (349.6 ft) (registered )
- Breadth of Hull: 13.01m
- Depth: 7.24m
- Draught: 4.27m (maximum)
- Tonnage: 2,908 gross/1,122 net/2407 deadweight
- Engines: Two sets triple 4 cylinder Kon. Mij De Schelde steam engines
- Power: 10,000 bhp
- Speed: 22 knots.
- Capacity: 377 passengers in two classes. 267 1st class 110 2nd class
- Call Sign: PQRF
- ID Number: 5605196
- Official Number: 31874
- Registry: Flushing/Netherlands
- Sister-ships: Mecklenburg I, Mecklenburg II, Oranje Nassau, Prinses Juliana I.
May 22nd 1917: Ordered.
November 27th 1917: Keel laid.
March 18th 1920: Launched.
1920: Before delivery to Stoomvaart Mij. Zeeland, damaged by fire onboard.
August 12th 1920: Delivered to S.M.Z.
August 15th 1920: Maiden voyage Vlissingen-Folkestone.
January 1927: Transferred to Vlissingen-Harwich. Boat deck extended and promenade decks fitted with glazed screens.
June 29th 1935: Inbound, in broad daylight with 311 passengers, she was hit, starboard side abreast mainmast, by the outward bound ESBJERG (DFDS) off Dovercourt. Three injured.
July 4th 1935: Left Harwich for repairs at Rotterdam.
August 11th 1935: Back in service.
November 21st 1937: Entering the Schelde estuary, in fog, ran aground near Flushing.
1939: Laid up in Vlissingen.
May 11th 1940: Requisitioned by the Royal Dutch Navy as a Transport.
May 12th 1940: During trip from Vlissingen to IJmuiden bombed by German planes. Heavily damaged, beached on Terheyden Bank north of the North Pier of Hook of Holland.
June 24th 1940: Beached but broke in two in the same position (N51.59/E4.06).
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