Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam merchant

This photo of Ceres is dated 27 Feb, 1943 (!).

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,680 tons
Completed1919 - J. & K. Smit’s Scheepswerven, Kinderdijk 
OwnerNV Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij (KNSM), Amsterdam 
Date of attack13 Mar 1943Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-68 (Albert Lauzemis)
Position14° 50'N, 71° 46'W - Grid EC 5299
Complement37 (2 dead and 35 survivors).
RouteNew York (3 Mar) - Curaçao 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Completed in February 1919 
Notes on event

At 04.58 hours on 13 March 1943, U-68 attacked the convoy GAT-49 about 200 miles northwest of Curaçao and torpedoed the Cities Service Missouri. 30 minutes later two torpedoes struck the Ceres (Master H.C. Elderenbsoch), the first under the bridge and the second under #5 hatch, causing the ship to sink fast. The crew and three passengers immediately abandoned ship in the starboard lifeboats and four rafts. Two crew members were lost. The survivors were picked up by an escort vessel and landed on Curaçao on 14 March.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Location of attack on Ceres.

ship sunk.

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