Ships hit by U-boats


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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,179 tons
Completed1922 - Haarlemsche Scheepsbouw Mij., Haarlem 
OwnerKoninklijke Paketvaart Mij., Amsterdam 
Date of attack12 Jun 1943Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-97 (Hans-Georg Trox)
Position33° 36'N, 35° 15'E - Grid CP 5663
Complement65 (26 dead and 39 survivors).
RoutePort Said (10 Jun) - Famagusta, Cyprus 
Cargo720 tons of ammunition, carbide, paint and acids and two trucks as deck cargo 
History Completed in November 1922 
Notes on event

About 03.30 hours on 12 June 1943 the unescorted Palima (Master J.H. Kubinek) was hit by one torpedo from U-97 and sank rapidly about 30 miles south-southwest of Beirut. The master, 23 crew members and two British gunners were lost. 37 crew members and two British gunners rescued themselves on a few rafts that had floated free. During the day they were spotted by an aircraft, picked up by a large whaleboat and a Greek destroyer and landed at Beirut the same day.

On boardWe have details of 61 people who were on board

Location of attack on Palima.

ship sunk.

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