Ships hit by U-boats

Poelau Roebiah

Dutch Motor merchant

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NamePoelau Roebiah
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage9,251 tons
Completed1928 - NV Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam 
OwnerNV Stoomvaart Mij ┬┤Nederland┬┤, Amsterdam 
Date of attack7 Jul 1943Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-759 (Rudolf Friedrich)
Position17° 56'N, 75° 57'W - Grid EC 1183
Complement123 (2 dead and 121 survivors).
RouteBombay - Cristobal - Guantanamo Bay - Baltimore 
Cargo8100 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 boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

Location of attack on Poelau Roebiah.

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