Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - Haarlemsche Scheepsbouw Mij., Haarlem|
|Owner||Koninklijke Paketvaart Mij., Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||12 Jun 1943||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-97 (Hans-Georg Trox)|
|Position||33.36N, 35.15E - Grid CP 5663|
|Complement||65 (26 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Port Said (10 Jun) - Famagusta, Cyprus|
|Cargo||720 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 Jun, 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 board||We have details of 24 people who were on board.|
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