Elisabeth van Belgie
Belgian Steam merchant
|Name||Elisabeth van Belgie|
|Completed||1909 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg|
|Owner||Armement Deppe, Antwerp|
|Date of attack||10 Sep 1942||Nationality: Belgian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-96 (Hans-Jürgen Hellriegel)|
|Position||51.30N, 28.25W - Grid AK 9929|
|Complement||56 (1 dead and 55 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - New York - Hampton Roads|
|History||Completed in January 1909 as German Elisabeth von Belgien for Transatlantica Rhederei AG (Menzell), Hamburg. 1911 sold to Belgium and renamed Elisabeth van Belgie for Armement Deppe, Antwerp. |
|Notes on loss|
Between 16.31 and 16.33 hours on 10 Sep, 1942, U-96 fired four torpedoes at four ships in convoy ON-127 and hit three ships: Elisabeth van Belgie and Sveve sank and F.J. Wolfe was damaged, but was able to continue with the convoy.
One man of the 50 crew members (36 Belgians) and six gunners aboard Elisabeth van Belgie (Master L. Gillebert) was lost.
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