Ships hit by U-boats


Belgian Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,312 tons
Completed1905 - Blohm & Voss, Hamburg 
OwnerArmement Deppe, Antwerp 
Date of attack6 Jul 1942Nationality:      Belgian
FateSunk by U-132 (Ernst Vogelsang)
Position49° 30'N, 66° 30'W - Grid BA 3911
Complement45 (1 dead and 44 survivors).
RouteMontreal - Father Point - Sydney - UK 
CargoGeneral cargo and trucks as deck cargo 
History Built as Marksburg 1921 renamed Hainaut 
Notes on event

At 05.21 and 05.22 hours on 6 July 1942, U-132 fired torpedoes at convoy QS-15 and reported three ships with 13.000 tons sunk. In fact only two ships, the Anastassios Pateras and the Hainaut were hit and sunk.

The Hainaut (Master L. Casteleyn) remained afloat for some time, but later sank in 49°13N/66°49W. One man was killed and two were wounded of the 41 crew members and four gunners on board.

On boardWe have details of 41 people who were on board

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