Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg|
|Owner||NV Stoomvaart Mij ´Nederland´, Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||1 Aug 1942||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)|
|Position||11° 52'N, 57° 30'W - Grid EE 8639|
|Complement||79 (17 dead and 62 survivors).|
|Route||Bombay (7 Jun) - Durban - Trinidad - St. John, New Brunswick|
|Cargo||1500 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 board||We have details of 28 people who were on board.|
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