Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Motor tanker

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage3,359 tons
Completed1939 - Cantiere Riuniti dell’ Adriatico (CRDA), Monfalcone 
OwnerNV Nederlandsche-Indische Tankstoomboot Mij., The Hague 
HomeportThe Hague 
Date of attack14 Jul 1942Nationality:      Dutch
FateDamaged by U-562 (Horst Hamm)
Position33° 33'N, 35° 10'E - Grid CP 5663
Complement? men (1 dead and ? survivors).
RouteBeirut (13 Jul) - Haifa 
History Completed in January 1939

Broken up at Hong Kong in September 1955. 
Notes on event

On 13 July 1942 U-562 fired a spread of four torpedoes from 2800 meters at a small convoy but missed. At 00.46 hours on next day, Hamm fired two torpedoes at the same convoy and he thought both had hit and claimed a tanker of 7000 tons sunk. In fact, the Adinda was hit by one torpedo, but the engine was not damaged and she could proceed to Haifa three hours later, where she arrived at 14.00 hours and recieved temporary repairs. In September 1942 the tanker left for Alexandria, was repaired and returned to service in August 1944.

On boardWe have details of 16 people who were on board

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