75 year ago


North Atlantic, 500 M west of Ireland

The Dutch merchant freighter MV Abbekerk is sailing the last leg of a  5 months voyage that took her all around the world. She sailed from England, loaded with war materials and ammunition, via Capetown to Suez to supply troops...


The Clyde, Glasgow, at anchor

Abbekerk has delivered her cargo at Liverpool then sails to  Glasgow and anchors in one of the sheltered bays of The Clyde, awaiting her next voyage. Now repairs, needed after half a year voyage, are conducted. Looking at the ship...