Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg|
|Owner||Koninklijke Rotterdamsche Lloyd NV (W. Ruys & Zonen), Rotterdam|
|Date of attack||19 Mar 1941||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)|
|Position||18° 16'N, 21° 26'W - Grid EJ 3254|
|Complement||61 (3 dead and 58 survivors).|
|Route||Batavia - Sourabaya - Capetown - Freetown - Belfast|
|Cargo||9200 tons of sugar|
|History||Laid down as Eifel, completed in April 1930 as German Nordmark for Hamburg-Amerika Linie (HAPAG), Hamburg. On 10 May 1940, seized at Tandjong Priok, Batavia by the Netherlands and renamed Mandalika. |
|Notes on event|
Between 00.24 and 00.29 hours on 19 March 1941, U-105 fired torpedoes at the convoy SL-68 from within the convoy columns and reported two ships sunk and another probably damaged. However, only the Mandalika (Master Leonardus Theodorus Marie Ouwerkerk) was hit on the port side near the engine room by one torpedo. The crew abandoned ship in several lifeboats as the ship slowly sank about 100 miles northeast of Cape Verde Islands. Three crew members were lost. The survivors were picked up by HMS Marguerite (K 54) (LtCdr A.N. Blundell, RNR).
|On board||We have details of 61 people who were on board.|
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