Ships hit by U-boats


Zaanland

Dutch Steam merchant



NameZaanland
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,813 tons
Completed1921 - Barclay, Curle & Co Ltd, Whiteinch, Glasgow 
OwnerNV Tot Voortzetting van den Koninklijke Hollandschen Lloyd, Amsterdam 
HomeportAmsterdam 
Date of attack17 Mar 1943Nationality:      Dutch
 
FateSunk by U-758 (Helmut Manseck)
Position50° 38'N, 34° 46'W - Grid BD 1378
Complement53 (0 dead and 53 survivors).
ConvoyHX-229
RoutePort Lincoln - Cristobal - New York - Belfast Lough - Avonmouth 
CargoRefrigerated meat, wheat and zinc 
History  
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 boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

Location of attack on Zaanland.

ship sunk.


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