Ship: GRIETJE ( 1960-1963 General cargo coaster 130 feet long of Boersma Shipping, Netherlands)
|Port of Registry:||Groningen (Holland)|
Built 1949 by Coops Bros in Hoogezand for Wagenborg of Delfzijl.
In 1950 sold but remained under management of Wagenborg. No name change.
In 1960 sold to Boersma Shipping and renamed GRIETJE.
In February 1963, during one of the worst winters in Europe ever, she got wrecked on the coast near Douglas, Isle of Man, yet the crew was saved.
The name GRIETJE originates from Margriet or in English Margaret.
Their short name becomes GRIET , and in Dutch names ending in ....je or ....tje has the meaning of little or small.
So Grietje would be little Griet, but in the northern part of Holland Grietje as such is a very common old fashioned name. And you pronounce "ie" as "ee".