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Category:Johan de Witt (ship, 1920)

  • Built by: Nederlandse Scheepsbouw Maatschappij, Amsterdam‎
  • Launched on 2nd May 1919
  • LOA: 159.4 m
  • Beam 18 m
  • GRT: 10,519 tons
  • twin screw, speed 16 knots
  • 27th Jul.1920 Maiden voyage: Amsterdam - Southampton - Suez and the Dutch East Indies.
  • Dec.1930 Laid up
  • Nov.1932 re-entered service
  • 1933 Refitted
  • 1940 fitted out at Sydney as a troopship.
  • During the war she sailed under Orient Line management.
  • 1945 Returned to Stoomvaart Maatschappij "Nederland"
  • 15th Dec.1948 Sold to Compania Maritima del Este, Panama rebuilt with only one funnel and renamed NEPTUNIA
  • May 1949 Started her first voyage from Genoa to Lisbon, New York, Naples, Piraeus and Haifa.
  • 9th Apr.1951 Last sailing for these owners from New York to Boston, Cherbourg, Southampton and Bremen.
  • 1954 Sold to the Neptunia Shipping Co, Panama, sailed between Bremen and New York or Quebec/Montreal with intermediate calls.
  • 2nd Nov.1957 she struck Daunts Rock at Cobh and beached in sinking condition.
  • March 1958 Refloated and towed to the Netherlands where she was scrapped.