Ships hit by U-boats


Moanda

Belgian Motor merchant


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NameMoanda
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,621 tons
Completed1937 - John Cockerill SA, Hoboken, Antwerp 
OwnerCompagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) SA, Antwerp 
HomeportAntwerp 
Date of attack29 Mar 1943Nationality:      Belgian
 
FateSunk by U-172 (Carl Emmermann)
Position24° 44'N, 16° 48'W - Grid DU 2722
Complement56 (29 dead and 27 survivors).
ConvoyRS-3
RouteAlgiers - Gibraltar - Takoradi 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in December 1937 
Notes on event

At 00.06 hours on 29 March 1943 the Moanda (Master J. Heusers) in convoy RS-3 was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-172, caught fire and sank by the stern about 80 miles northwest of Villa Cisneros. 29 men of the 46 crew members and ten gunners on board were lost and two men were injured.

 
On boardWe have details of 41 people who were on board

Location of attack on Moanda.

ship sunk.


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