Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,886 tons
Completed1920 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack 
OwnerNV Van Nievelt, Goudriaan & Co´s Stoomvaart Mij, Rotterdam 
Date of attack17 Mar 1943Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-338 (Manfred Kinzel)
Position52° 14'N, 32° 15'W - Grid AK 8599
Complement64 (15 dead and 49 survivors).
RouteLagos - New York - Hull 
Cargo10.000 tons of oil seeds, rubber and general cargo 
Notes on event

At 03.05 hours on 17 March 1943, U-338 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the convoy SC-122 southeast of Cape Farewell and Kinzel thought that he had hit one ship, but in fact the Kingsbury in station #51 and the King Gruffydd in station #52 were hit and sunk. At 03.06 hours, a second spread of two torpedoes was fired, one of them struck the Alderamin in station #61, which sank later in 51°30N/34°55W. At 03.07 hours, the stern torpedo was fired, which missed the intended target, the Alderamin, but damaged the Fort Cedar Lake in station #124.

On boardWe have details of 64 people who were on board

Location of attack on Alderamin.

ship sunk.

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