Dutch Motor merchant
|Completed||1939 - NV Sheepsbouwwerf Gebr Pot, Bolnes|
|Owner||NV Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij (KNSM), Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||5 Aug 1942||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)|
|Position||11.05N, 53.30W - Grid EE 98|
|Complement||16 (0 dead and 16 survivors).|
|Route||Santos - Rio de Janeiro - Barbados - Trinidad - Curaçao|
|Cargo||514 tons of general cargo|
Completed in June 1939
|Notes on event|
At 11.45 hours on 5 Aug, 1942, the unescorted and unarmed Draco (Master D.L. Stevenson) was taken under fire by U-155 about 325 miles east of Barbados. Several warning shots were fired, after which the crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats. Piening later questioned the crew. One lifeboat made it to Suriname while the occupants of the other lifeboat were picked up by the British motor tanker Athelbrae.
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