Dutch Motor merchant
|Completed||1939 - NV Sheepsbouwwerf Gebr Pot, Bolnes|
|Owner||NV Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij (KNSM), Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||24 May 1942||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Werner Winter)|
|Position||19.50N, 81.53W - Grid DM 8421|
|Complement||31 (2 dead and 29 survivors).|
|Route||New York (10 May) - Curaçao|
|History||Completed in December 1939 |
|Notes on loss|
At 16.40 hours on 24 May 1942, the unescorted Hector (Master J. Lodewijk) was hit by a stern torpedo from U-103 and sank quickly 60 miles northwest of the Grand Cayman Island. The ship had been spotted by the U-boat at 12.00 hours and chased for almost five hours. The cook and the radio officer died. The survivors were soon picked up by the American tanker F.Q. Barstow and landed at Kingston on 26 May.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 2 people who were on this vessel|
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