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Post by riverman » Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:54 pm

A handsome vessel with a tragic end the 1924 SLAMAT was built by NV Koninklijkemaatschappij,Scheepsbouw-en-Werktuigenfabriek 'De Schelde'. Vlissingen, Netherlands, for Rotterdamsche Lloyd NV

As an Allied troopship she was bombed, set on fire, and sunk by German aircraft on 27/4/41 on her way to Crete while in convoy in position 37.01N 23.10E with the loss of 650 lives. Of survivors on rescue ships also sunk, crew-189 dead, 9 survivors, troops-1195 dead, 5 survivors.
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