Name ship: AJAX

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Identification Data

Year built: 1923
Classification Register:
IMO number:
Nat. Official Number:
Category: Cargo vessel
Propulsion: Steamship
Type: General Cargo
Standard Ship Type:
Type Deck: Well deck
Masts:
Rig:
Lift Capacity:
Material Hull: Steel
Decks: 1
Construction Data

Shipbuilder: Hamburg Elbe Schiffswerft A.G., Hamburg, Germany
Yardnumber: 5
Date Laid Down:
Launch Date: 1923-00-00
Delivery Date: 1923-04-08
Technical Data

Engine Manufacturer: Gutehoffnungshütte, Sterkrade, Germany
Engine Type: Steam, Triple Expansion
Number of Cylinders: 3
Power: 800
Power Unit: IHP (IPK)
Eng. additional info: (17 3/4 , 28 1/2 & 47 1/4 - 31 1/2)
Speed in knots: 10.50
Number of screws: 1
 
Gross Tonnage: 942.00 Gross tonnage
Net Tonnage: 510.00 Net tonnage
Deadweight: 1481.00 tons deadweight (1016 kg)
Grain: 97000 Cubic Feet
Bale: 90000 Cubic Feet
 
Length 1: 221.10 Feet (British) Registered
Beam: 34.50 Feet (British) Registered
Depth: 13.40 Feet (British) Registered
Draught:
 
Configuration Changes

1927-06-23: Liggende te Amsterdam van een nieuw brandmerk voorzien: 608 Z AMST 1927

Certificate of Registry
Ship History Data

Date/Name Ship 1923-04-08 ELBE
Manager: A. Kirsten, Hamburg, Germany
Owner: A. Kirsten, Hamburg, Germany
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Hamburg / Germany
Callsign:
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1924-10-30 ELBE
Manager: Reederei Röchling, Menzell & Co., Hamburg, Germany
Owner: Reederei Röchling, Menzell & Co., Hamburg, Germany
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Hamburg / Germany
Callsign:
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1927-04-09 CEUTA
Manager: Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei, Hamburg, Germany
Owner: Oldenburg-Portugiesische Dampfschiffs-Rhederei, Hamburg, Germany
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Hamburg / Germany
Callsign:
Additional info:

Date/Name Ship 1927-06-18 AJAX
Manager: Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot-Maatschappij N.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Owner: Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot-Maatschappij N.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Shareholder:
Homeport / Flag: Amsterdam / Netherlands
Callsign: NBTJ
Additional info: 1934 callsign PCFQ

Ship Events Data

1940-08-08: Final Fate: Op reis van Southampton naar Falmouth is de AJAX op 8 augustus 1940 om 9.10 uur des morgens op 15 mijl ten westen van st. Catherine’s point (Isle of Wight) door een Duitse luchtaanval getroffen en tot zinken gebracht in positie 50°30’NB en 01°40’WL. Vier van de opvarenden van de AJAX verloren hierbij het leven.

Ship Masters Data

Images


Description: De Ajax gebouwd als Elbe
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Description: Ajax 1923
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Description: Nog een foto van de AJAX van 1923
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Description: Ajax 1923
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