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SS Hastier (1919)
Career
Name: Hastier
Owner: Lloyd Royal Belge SA
Port of registry: Belgium Antwerp
Builder: Scheepsbouwwerf & Maschinenfabriek De Klop
Yard number: 131
Launched: 1919
Completed: March 1919
Maiden voyage: 9 April 1919
Out of service: On or after 13 April 1919
Fate: Sank
General characteristics
Tonnage: 749 GRT
Installed power: Triple expansion steam engine
Propulsion: Screw propellor
Crew: 17

Hastier was a 749 GRT coaster which sank on her maiden voyage in April 1919.

DescriptionEdit

Hastier was built as yard number 131 by Scheepsbouwwerf & Maschinenfabriek De Klop, Sliedrecht, Netherlands. Assessed at 749 GRT, she was powered by a triple expansion steam engine.[1]

HistoryEdit

Hastier was built for Lloyd Royal Belge, SA. Her port of registry was Antwerp. She departed Antwerp on her maiden voyage on 9 April 1919, bound for Brixham, United Kingdom where she loaded a cargo of coal. On 13 April, she departed Brixham bound for Barcelona, Spain,[1] with an ultimate destination of Valencia.[2] She was not heard from again, and no trace was found of her until 21 June when SS Courier found a damaged lifeboat 1 nautical mile (1.9 km) south east of Lower Head,[where?] near the Russell Channel Buoy. The lifeboat was landed at Guernsey. Captain Fierens and his crew of 16 were all lost with the ship.[1]

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