Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - A. Vuijk & Zonen, Capelle an der Ijssel|
|Owner||NV Houtvaart (Vinke & Co), Rotterdam|
|Date of attack||25 Jun 1941||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-75 (Helmuth Ringelmann)|
|Position||53° 02'N, 42° 10'W - Grid AJ 9259|
|Complement||29 (29 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Aberdeen (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 board||We have details of 29 people who were on board.|
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