Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - J. & K. Smit’s Scheepswerven, Kinderdijk|
|Owner||NV Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij (KNSM), Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||13 Mar 1943||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-68 (Albert Lauzemis)|
|Position||14.50N, 71.46W - Grid EC 5299|
|Complement||37 (2 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||New York (3 Mar) - Curaçao|
|History||Completed in February 1919 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.58 hours on 13 Mar, 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 board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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