Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,878 tons
Completed1920 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg 
OwnerNV Stoomvaart Mij ´Nederland´, Amsterdam 
Date of attack1 Aug 1942Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)
Position11° 52'N, 57° 30'W - Grid EE 8639
Complement79 (17 dead and 62 survivors).
RouteBombay (7 Jun) - Durban - Trinidad - St. John, New Brunswick 
Cargo1500 tons of manganese ore 
History Completed in September 1920 as German Hamburg for Deutsch-Australische DG, Hamburg. 1927 renamed Naumburg for Hamburg-Amerika Linie (HAPAG), Hamburg. On 10 May 1940, seized by the Netherlands at Sourabaya and renamed Kentar
Notes on event

At 02.20 hours on 1 Aug 1942 the unescorted Kentar (Master J. Sieben) was hit on the port side in the boiler room by one torpedo from U-155 about 130 miles southeast of Barbados. She sank immediately after being hit by a coup de grâce 50 minutes later. The survivors were eventually rescued from whaleboats and rafts, but some men died of exposure.

On boardWe have details of 28 people who were on board

Location of attack on Kentar.

ship sunk.

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