Dutch Motor tanker
|Completed||1939 - Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij NV, Amsterdam|
|Owner||NV Petroleum Mij ´La Corona´, The Hague|
|Date of attack||3 Mar 1943||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Damaged by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||32S, 30.21E - Grid KZ 1336|
|Complement||61 (0 dead and 61 survivors).|
|Route||Durban (3 Mar) - Abadan|
Completed in July 1939
At 00.56 hours on 27 Jun, 1941, the Tibia in station #52 of convoy HX-133 (en route from Curaçao to Old Kilpatrick via Bermuda loaded with diesel oil) was hit on the starboard side by one torpedo from U-79 (Kaufmann) in 59°55N/30°49W. After a slight decrease in speed, the ship rejoined the convoy and was later repaired at Tyne. No casualties among the crew of 50 men.
|Notes on loss|
The Tibia (Master H. Veldhuis) was hit on the port side by one torpedo that immediately caused a heavy list to that side. The engine was stopped and the starboard tanks were used to counterflood. The crew (with the exception of most Chinese) had worked efficiently and at 23.41 hours, the ship set course for Durban at full speed, arriving at 17.40 hours on 4 March.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 1 people who were on this vessel|
Attack entries for Tibia
|27 Jun 1941||U-79||Kptlt. Wolfgang Kaufmann||Damaged||10,356|
|3 Mar 1943||U-160||Kptlt. Georg Lassen||Damaged||10,356|
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