Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - Meyer & Co’s Scheepsbouw Mij NV, Zalt-Bommel|
|Owner||NV Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij (KNSM), Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||6 May 1942||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-333 (Peter-Erich Cremer)|
|Position||27° 21'N, 80° 04'W - Grid DB 9763|
|Complement||34 (14 dead and 20 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Haiti (29 Apr) - Key West - New York|
|Cargo||926 tons of general cargo, mainly coffee, sisal and oil|
|History||Completed in May 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 09.35 hours on 6 May 1942 the unescorted Amazone (Master Johannes Pieter Giltay) was hit on the starboard side aft by one of two G7e torpedoes fired by U-333 about 16 miles east-southeast of Fort Pierce, Florida. The explosion broke off the stern and caused the ship to sink within two minutes, too quick for the crew to launch the lifeboats safely. The port boat overturned and nine men climbed onto it, while the starboard one swamped and nine survivors clung to its side. Two other men rescued themselves on a raft that had floated free. 13 crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 17 crew members and two passengers were picked up a few hours later by USS PC-484 and landed at Miami.
|On board||We have details of 34 people who were on board.|
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