Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow|
|Owner||NV Tot Voortzetting van den Koninklijke Hollandschen Lloyd, Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||17 Mar 1943||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-758 (Helmut Manseck)|
|Position||50° 38'N, 34° 46'W - Grid BD 1378|
|Complement||53 (0 dead and 53 survivors).|
|Route||Port Lincoln - Cristobal - New York - Belfast Lough - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||Refrigerated meat, wheat and zinc|
|Notes on event|
Between 00.23 and 00.25 hours on 17 March 1943, U-758 fired two FAT and two G7e torpedoes at the convoy HX-229 and reported three ships sunk and another damaged. In fact, the Zaanland and James Oglethorpe were sunk and the Dutch motor tanker Magdala (8248 grt) missed.
The Zaanland (Master Gerardus Franken) in station #103 was hit by one torpedo on the starboard side abreast of the main mast and sank by the stern after about ten minutes. All men abandoned ship in lifeboats and were picked up by the escorts.
|On board||We have details of 53 people who were on board.|
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