Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Motor tanker

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Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,096 tons
Completed1939 - Wilton-Fyenoord NV, Rotterdam 
OwnerNV Petroleum Mij ┬┤La Corona┬┤, The Hague 
HomeportThe Hague 
Date of attack5 Feb 1940Nationality:      Dutch
FateDamaged by U-41 (Gustav-Adolf Mugler)
Position49° 14'N, 8° 34'W
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteLas Piedras - Rotterdam 
Notes on event

At 03.32 hours on 5 Feb 1940 the unescorted and unarmed Ceronia was hit by a torpedo, but made it to Rotterdam under her own power.
The attacker must have been U-41, which was herself lost during a second attack on convoy OA-84 the same day.


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