Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - NV Scheepswerf Dordrecht, Dordrecht|
|Owner||NV Halcyon-Lijn, Rotterdam|
|Date of attack||25 Aug 1942||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-164 (Otto Fechner)|
|Position||16° 39'N, 73° 15'W - Grid EC 2728|
|Complement||38 (3 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - New York - Key West - Trinidad - Demerara|
|Cargo||4000 tons of general cargo and 300 bags of mail|
|Notes on event|
At 18.25 hours on 25 Aug 1942, U-164 fired two torpedoes at the Stad Amsterdam (Master D.J. Boog), which was a straggler from convoy WAT-15 due to engine troubles. At least one torpedo hit as a dud (apparently the torpedoes were fired from too close range) because it was noticed how the ship stopped and slowly developed a list to port. At 22.03 hours, a coup de grâce hit aft and caused the ship to sink by the stern after a first coup de grâce had missed three minutes earlier. The survivors abandoned ship in two lifeboats and were questioned by the U-boat.
|On board||We have details of 38 people who were on board.|
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