Dutch Motor tanker
|Completed||1939 - Nederlandsche Scheepsbouw Mij NV, Amsterdam|
|Owner||NV Petroleum Mij ´La Corona´, The Hague|
|Date of attack||3 Mar 1943||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Damaged by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||32° 00'S, 30° 21'E - Grid KZ 1336|
|Complement||61 (0 dead and 61 survivors).|
|Route||Durban (3 Mar) - Abadan|
|History||Completed in July 1939 |
At 00.56 hours on 27 June 1941 the Tibia (Master Hendrik Velthuis) in station #52 of convoy HX-133 (en route from Curaçao to Old Kilpatrick via Bermuda loaded with diesel oil) was hit on the starboard side by one torpedo from U-79 (Kaufmann) in 59°55N/30°49W. After a slight decrease in speed, the ship rejoined the convoy and was later repaired at Tyne. No casualties among the crew of 50 men.
Broken up at Hong Kong in March 1962.
|Notes on event|
At 23.22 hours on 3 March 1943, U-160 made her first attack on convoy DN-21 about 40 miles south of Port St. Johns, South Africa, sank the Harvey W. Scott and Nirpura and damaged the Tibia.
The Tibia (Master Hendrik Velthuis) was hit on the port side by one torpedo that immediately caused a heavy list to that side. The engine was stopped and the starboard tanks were used to counter flood. The crew, with the exception of most Chinese, had worked efficiently and at 23.41 hours, the ship set course for Durban at full speed, arriving at 17.40 hours on 4 March.
|On board||We have details of 23 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Tibia
|27 Jun 1941||U-79||Kptlt. Wolfgang Kaufmann||Damaged||10,356|
|3 Mar 1943||U-160||Kptlt. Georg Lassen||Damaged||10,356|
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