Ships hit by U-boats


Kentar

Dutch Steam merchant



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NameKentar
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,878 tons
Completed1920 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg 
OwnerNV Stoomvaart Mij ´Nederland´, Amsterdam 
HomeportAmsterdam 
Date of attack1 Aug 1942Nationality:      Dutch
 
FateSunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)
Position11.52N, 57.30W - Grid EE 8639
Complement79 (17 dead and 62 survivors).
Convoy
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 7 people who were on board

Location of attack on Kentar.

ship sunk.


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