Belgian Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg|
|Owner||Compagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) SA, Antwerp|
|Date of attack||20 Jan 1943||Nationality: Belgian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-453 (Egon Reiner Freiherr von Schlippenbach)|
|Position||Grid CH 8521|
|Complement||414 (15 dead and 399 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Clyde - Algiers|
|Cargo||Troops, motor transport, gasoline and four tanks as deck cargo|
|History||Completed in June 1929 |
|Notes on event|
Between 16.33 and 16.35 hours on 20 Jan, 1943, U-453 fired four torpedoes at the convoy KMS-7 off Cape Ténès and heard three detonations and one ship sinking. The only ship hit and sunk was the Jean Jadot (Master J. Prié). The ship carried 80 crew members (36 Belgians), 19 officers and 304 ratings of the British Army and 11 gunners. Six crew members and nine soldiers were lost.
|On board||We have details of 58 people who were on board.|
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