Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1923 - Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||NV Stoomvaart Mij ´Nederland´, Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||24 Aug 1942||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-162 (Jürgen Wattenberg)|
|Position||13° 25'N, 57° 15'W - Grid EE 5745|
|Complement||87 (4 dead and 83 survivors).|
|Route||Bombay (5 Jun) - Laurenço Marques - Trinidad (22 Aug) - Hampton Roads - St. Johns - UK|
|History||Completed in May 1923 |
|Notes on event|
At 11.13 hours on 24 Aug 1942 the unescorted Moena (Master J. Roeterink) was hit on the port side aft by one torpedo from U-162 and sank by the stern 100 miles east of Barbados. The U-boat had fired six torpedoes at this ship, but the first five missed or were duds. The survivors abandoned ship in four lifeboats and were picked up the next day by the British motor merchant Cromarty and landed in Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 87 people who were on board.|
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