Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage9,286 tons
Completed1923 - Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerNV Stoomvaart Mij ´Nederland´, Amsterdam 
Date of attack24 Aug 1942Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-162 (Jürgen Wattenberg)
Position13° 25'N, 57° 15'W - Grid EE 5745
Complement87 (4 dead and 83 survivors).
RouteBombay (5 Jun) - Laurenço Marques - Trinidad (22 Aug) - Hampton Roads - St. Johns - UK 
CargoColonial produce 
History Completed in May 1923 
Notes on event

At 11.13 hours on 24 Aug 1942 the unescorted Moena (Master J. Roeterink) was hit on the port side aft by one torpedo from U-162 and sank by the stern 100 miles east of Barbados. The U-boat had fired six torpedoes at this ship, but the first five missed or were duds. The survivors abandoned ship in four lifeboats and were picked up the next day by the British motor merchant Cromarty and landed in Trinidad.

On boardWe have details of 87 people who were on board

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