Dutch Steam tanker
|Completed||1922 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Owner||Petroleum Industrie Mij NV, The Hague|
|Date of attack||16 Apr 1942||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-66 (Richard Zapp)|
|Position||12° 00'N, 62° 45'W - Grid ED 9455|
|Complement||40 (2 dead and 38 survivors).|
|Route||Smith Bluff, Texas (5 Apr) - Freetown|
|Cargo||9500 tons of oil|
|History||Completed in October 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 17.45 hours on 16 April 1942 the unescorted Amsterdam (Master H. Schol) was hit simultaneously by two torpedoes from U-66, the first amidships, the second in the engine room. The most of the crew abandoned the ship in the two starboard lifeboats before the tanker sank 60 miles west of British Grenada. The survivors were picked up by the Yugoslavian steam merchant Ivan (Master F. Ilic) and were landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad less than a day later.
|On board||We have details of 42 people who were on board.|
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