Ships hit by U-boats


Tapanoeli

Dutch Steam merchant



NameTapanoeli
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,034 tons
Completed1924 - NV Internationale Scheepsbouwmaatschappij ´De Maas´, Slikkerveer 
OwnerKoninklijke Rotterdamsche Lloyd NV (W. Ruys & Zonen), Rotterdam 
HomeportRotterdam 
Date of attack17 Mar 1941Nationality:      Dutch
 
FateSunk by U-106 (Jürgen Oesten)
Position15.56N, 20.49W - Grid EJ 3895
Complement75 (0 dead and 75 survivors).
ConvoySL-68
RouteBatavia - Freetown - Glasgow 
CargoGeneral cargo and passengers 
History  
Notes on event

At 21.07 hours on 17 Mar, 1942, U-106 attacked the convoy SL-68 north of the Cape Verde Islands and reported three ships with 21.000 tons sunk and another with 7000 tons damaged. In fact, only two ships, the Andalusian and Tapanoeli were hit and sunk.

 

Location of attack on Tapanoeli.

ship sunk.


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