Ships hit by U-boats

Elisabeth van Belgie

Belgian Steam merchant

NameElisabeth van Belgie
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,241 tons
Completed1909 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg 
OwnerArmement Deppe, Antwerp 
Date of attack10 Sep 1942Nationality:      Belgian
FateSunk by U-96 (Hans-J├╝rgen Hellriegel)
Position51° 30'N, 28° 25'W - Grid AK 9929
Complement56 (1 dead and 55 survivors).
RouteLiverpool - 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 event

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.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

Location of attack on Elisabeth van Belgie.

ship sunk.

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