Dutch Motor tanker
|Completed||1931 - NV Burgerhout´s Maschinefabriek & Scheepswerf, Rotterdam|
|Owner||NV Petroleum Mij ´La Corona´, The Hague|
|Date of attack||23 Feb 1943||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Damaged by U-202 (Günter Poser)|
|Position||31.10N, 27.30W - Grid DG 5624|
|Complement||62 (0 dead and 62 survivors).|
|Route||Clyde (14 Feb) - Curaçao|
|History||On 2 Aug, 1941, the Murena collided with the Dutch steam merchant Rozenburg (2068 tons) off Halifax and was damaged, while the other ship sank. |
|Notes on loss|
At 21.55 hours on 23 Feb, 1943, U-382 (Juli) fired one acoustic Falke torpedo at the convoy UC-1 south of the Azores in 31°15N/27°22W. The torpedo was observed crossing the course of the Murena in station #41 and detonating between the ships in station #42 and #52.
Between 22.17 and 22.20 hours on the same day, U-202 (Poser) fired four torpedoes at the convoy UC-1 and reported hits on three ships. The first and second hit the Murena and British Fortitude, which both continued, the third torpedo failed and the last hit the already damaged Empire Norseman.
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