Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,034 tons
Completed1924 - NV Internationale Scheepsbouwmaatschappij ´De Maas´, Slikkerveer 
OwnerKoninklijke Rotterdamsche Lloyd NV (W. Ruys & Zonen), Rotterdam 
Date of attack17 Mar 1941Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-106 (Jürgen Oesten)
Position15° 56'N, 20° 49'W - Grid EJ 3895
Complement75 (0 dead and 75 survivors).
RouteBatavia - Freetown - Glasgow 
CargoGeneral cargo and passengers 
Notes on event

At 21.07 hours on 17 March 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.

On boardWe have details of 65 people who were on board

Location of attack on Tapanoeli.

ship sunk.

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