Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,967 tons
Completed1922 - A. Vuijk & Zonen, Capelle an der Ijssel 
OwnerNV Houtvaart (Vinke & Co), Rotterdam 
Date of attack25 Jun 1941Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-75 (Helmuth Ringelmann)
Position53° 02'N, 42° 10'W - Grid AJ 9259
Complement29 (29 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOB-336 (straggler)
RouteAberdeen (14 Jun) - Loch Ewe (18 Jun) - Curaçao 
History Completed in May 1922 
Notes on event

At 11.35 hours on 25 June, U-75 fired a stern torpedo on a steamer of estimated 4000 tons, which had been chased for the last three hours in a south-south westerly direction. The torpedo hit and caused the ship to sink by the stern within four minutes. There were no survivors and no distress signal was sent. Most probably this vessel was the Schie (Master P. Hermsen).

A long time it was thought that Schie was sunk in convoy OB-336 by U-203 (Mützelburg) on 24 June 1941, but the ship was straggling from convoy, so it is not possible that she was sunk in the attack.

On boardWe have details of 29 people who were on board

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