Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - A. Vuijk & Zonen, Capelle an der Ijssel|
|Owner||NV Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij (KNSM), Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||12 Apr 1943||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-563 (Götz von Hartmann)|
|Position||54° 30'N, 30° 30'W - Grid AK 6721|
|Complement||41 (0 dead and 41 survivors).|
|Route||Halifax (4 Apr) - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||3372 tons of general cargo and government stores, including 800 tons of ammunition|
|History||Completed in February 1918 |
|Notes on event|
Between 04.38 and 04.46 hours on 12 April 1943, U-563 fired torpedoes at the convoy HX-232 southeast of Cape Farewell and reported three ships sunk and one damaged. The Pacific Grove and Ulysses were sunk and the Fresno City was damaged (later finished off by U-706 (Zitzewitz)).
The Ulysses (Master H. Jonkman) was hit in the foreship by one torpedo and sank by the bow after about 7 minutes. The crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats and was picked up by HMS Azalea (K 25) (Lt G.C. Geddes, RNR) and landed at Gourock on 17 April.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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