Allied Warships

HMS Roode Zee (W 162)

Rescue Tug

NavyThe Royal Navy
TypeRescue Tug
Class[No specific class] 
PennantW 162 
Built byL. Smit & Zoon (Kinderdijk, Netherlands) 
Laid down 
Launched25 Apr 1938 
Commissioned 1941 
Lost24 Apr 1944 
Loss position50° 53'N, 1° 00'E

Completed for N.V. L.Smit & Co's Sleepdienst, Rotterdam, Netherlands in July 1938.
Displacement: 468 tons. Lenght: 45 m
Diesel engines, 1240 HP

Torpedoed and sunk by the German motor torpedo boat S 100 off Dungeness, England on 24 April 1944.
The wreck lies in 32 meter of water in position 50º53'12"N, 01º00'22"E.


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