Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,853 tons
Completed1921 - C. van der Giessen & Zonen’s Scheepswerven NV, Krimpen aan den IJssel 
OwnerNederlandsche-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Mij NV, Rotterdam 
Date of attack10 Feb 1940Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)
Position49° 45'N, 6° 30'W - Grid BF 2472
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteNew York - Rotterdam 
CargoWheat and maize 
History Completed in April 1921 
Notes on event

At 17.03 hours on 10 Feb 1940 the Burgerdijk (Master L. Scriwanek) was stopped by U-48 southwest of the Scillies after being followed for three hours. The master came with the papers on board and it was discovered that he had orders to go to The Downs, so the crew and passengers had to abandon ship. At 18.45 hours, the vessel was hit by one torpedo amidships and sank. The survivors were picked up by the Dutch steam merchant Edam from the same shipping company.

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