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Noord Brabant (ID 2535)


  • Built in 1916 by the N.V. Boeles Shipbuilding and Machinery Co., Bolnes, Holland
  • Acquired by the Navy 2 April 1918 but never commissioned
  • Returned to the United States Shipping Board 22 April 1918
  • Sold to a Norwegian firm in 1920 and renamed Karen Rogenaes
  • Wrecked 1 October 1921 off Point Ferrola in the Strait of Belle Isle, between Labrador and Newfoundland, while on a voyage from Montreal, Canada to Skien, Norway.


  • Displacement 5,850 t.
  • Length 294'
  • Beam 44' 2"
  • Draft 19'
  • Speed 9 kts.
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    SS Noord Brabant
    Noord Brabant 99k In port, possibly when inspected by the Third Naval District on 27 March 1918. She is wearing Dutch neutrality markings.
    Naval Historical Center photo NH 105227
    Robert Hurst
    SS Karen Rogenaes
    Noord Brabant 49k Shown here after her sale to Norwegian owners in 1920
    Wreck Site photo from
    Robert Hurst

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