Category:Sibajak (ship, 1928)

This is the Dutch ship MS Sibajak, launched 1927, and named after Mount Sibayak.

ShipEdit

  • Type: Passenger ship
  • Design by:
  • Order date:
  • Built by: De Schelde - Vlissingen Netherlands
  • Yard No: 181
  • Keel laid: 24.03.1926
  • Launch date: 02.04.1927
  • Date of completion: 28.01.1928
  • Length over all: 154.44 m
  • LPP: m
  • Beam: 19.16 m
  • Draught: m
  • BRT: 18.150
  • GRT: 12.040
  • DWT:
  • NET:
  • Main engine: 8 cyl diesel 10.000 hp Sulzer
  • Speed: 17,5 kn
  • Passengers: 527 in three classes
  • Crew: 209

HistoryEdit

  • 1927 Named: SIBAJAK for Rotterdamsche Lloyd Flag: Netherlands
    • Callsign: PHMD
  • 08.02.1928 Maiden voyage from Rotterdam to Batavia
  • 1935 Modernised and rebuilt to 12.226 brt at Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij Rotterdam
  • 1940 Re-registered in Willemstad, Curacao and converted to a troop ship under the management of P&O Lines Flag: Netherlands Antilles
  • 10.1941 Chartered by British Ministry of War as troopship
  • 14.04.1941 Rebuilt as troopship for 2300 man in Singapore
  • 05.03.1946 Arrived in Amsterdam and in service for the owners again
  • 1946-1951 Chartered by Dutch government as troopship, shipping troops to the Netherlands Indies
  • 1951 Rebuilt to emigrant ship for 950 passengers at Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij Rotterdam
  • 1953 Rebuilt to 12.342 grt.
  • 1959 Sold for scrap
  • 25.08.1959 Arriving in Hongkong to be scrapped