|Builder: N.V. C. van der Giessen & Zonen's Scheepswerven, Krimpen aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Year of build: 1928 (Yard no. 590)
Owner: Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot-Maatschappij N.V., Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Measures: BRT 5554,21, NRT 3339,48, TDW 9274, LOA 122,26 m, breadth 17,77 m, draught 8,02 m
BARNEVELD (1928 - 1941)
Captured 21/01/41 by Raider Adm. Scheer 09º 27’S 03º 00’W. Sunk by explosions.
Barneveld had (besides her crew) 52 personnel of the Royal Navy on board and one Indian passenger for Capetown. The Royal Navy personnel were headed for the Eastern Mediterranean. Another source mentions 51 Royal Navy passengers.There were no casualties among the crew or passengers when the "Panzerschiff" Admiral Scheer captured Barneveld. The entire crew of Barneveld was transferred to the captured Norwegian tanker Sandefjord, which headed for Bordeaux and arrived there February 26, 1941.
From the collection of my grandfather. Taken in Hamburg. Date unknown.