Ships hit by U-boats


Draco

Dutch Motor merchant



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NameDraco
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage389 tons
Completed1939 - NV Sheepsbouwwerf Gebr Pot, Bolnes 
OwnerNV Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij (KNSM), Amsterdam 
HomeportAmsterdam 
Date of attack5 Aug 1942Nationality:      Dutch
 
FateSunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)
Position11° 05'N, 53° 30'W - Grid EE 98
Complement16 (0 dead and 16 survivors).
Convoy
RouteSantos - Rio de Janeiro - Barbados - Trinidad - CuraƧao 
Cargo514 tons of general cargo 
History 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.

 
On boardWe have details of 9 people who were on board

Location of attack on Draco.

ship sunk.


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