Dutch Motor merchant
|Completed||1928 - NV Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam|
|Owner||NV Stoomvaart Mij ´Nederland´, Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||7 Jul 1943||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-759 (Rudolf Friedrich)|
|Position||17.56N, 75.57W - Grid EC 1183|
|Complement||123 (2 dead and 121 survivors).|
|Route||Bombay - Cristobal - Guantanamo Bay - Baltimore|
|Cargo||8100 tons of manganese ore and 100 tons of copper concentrates|
|Notes on event|
On 7 July 1943, the Poelau Roebiah in convoy TAG-70 was torpedoed and sunk by U-759. The most of the 68 crew members, 24 armed guards and 31 US passengers on board abandoned ship in four lifeboats. Two crew members were lost. The survivors in three boats were picked up by a US Coast Guard cutter and several escort vessels. The American patrol craft USS PC-1253 found the whaleboat of the master and brought the occupants to Guantanamo.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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