Belgian Steam merchant
|Completed||1906 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg|
|Owner||Armement Deppe, Antwerp|
|Date of attack||24 Sep 1942||Nationality: Belgian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-617 (Albrecht Brandi)|
|Position||58° 10'N, 28° 20'W - Grid AK 2257|
|Complement||43 (42 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Baltimore - Halifax (12 Sep) - Loch Ewe - London|
|Cargo||4586 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in August 1906 as German Haimon for Roland Linie AG, Bremen. 1907 renamed Horncap for Dampfschiffs-Rhederei Horn AG (H.C. Horn), Lübeck. 1911 renamed Pyrgos for Deutsche Levante Linie, Hamburg. 1919 taken over by Britain. 1921 sold to Belgium and renamed Roumanie for Armement Deppe, Antwerp. |
|Notes on event|
At 13.58 hours on 24 September 1942 the unescorted Roumanie (Master Emile Morbée), a straggler from convoy SC-100, was torpedoed and sunk by U-617 about 380 miles southwest of Iceland. The chief engineer Pierre Suykerbuyk was found on a raft and taken prisoner by the U-boat and landed at St. Nazaire on 7 October. The master, 36 crew members and five gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 43 people who were on board.|
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