Built in 1929/30 by Fijenoord N.V., Rotterdam (Netherlands). BRT: 16981. Length 167,98, width 21,44 depth 9,10 metres. Machine: 10 cyl diesel 14000 pk Sulzer. Her maiden trip was on 16th April 1930 from Rotterdam to India. During World War II on 11th May 1941, the vessel was taken over by the German navy. Now called the M.S. Strassburg, she served as a hospital ship. On 1st September 1943, the Strassburg collided with a mine in the waters off IJmuiden on its way from Rotterdam to Hamburg. Three weeks later English bombers set the vessel on fire and destroyed her.
Radio station: The M.S. Baloeran was one of the many ships that were used by Marconi for his experimental broadcasts. (Reference: "Hallo Hier Radio Holland, uitgave Kluitman Alkmaar 1938)