Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam merchant

Winterswijk in 1914

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,205 tons
Completed1914 - NV Scheepswerf Voorheen Jan Smit Czn, Alblasserdam 
OwnerErhardt & Dekkers, Rotterdam 
Date of attack10 Sep 1941Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)
Position61° 38'N, 40° 40'W - Grid AD 6526
Complement33 (20 dead and 13 survivors).
RouteTampa, Florida - Sydney - Methil 
Cargo4278 tons of phosphates 
History Completed in July 1914 
Notes on event

Between 07.07 and 07.09 hours on 10 Sep 1941, U-432 fired three bow torpedoes and one stern torpedo at ships in convoy SC-42 and observed one ship sinking in two minutes and a hit on another ship. The ships hit were Winterswijk and Stargard.

The survivors from Winterswijk (Master J. de Groot) in station #25 were picked up by a corvette and landed at Gourock.

On boardWe have details of 33 people who were on board

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