Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - C. van der Giessen & Zonen’s Scheepswerven NV, Krimpen aan den IJssel|
|Owner||Nederlandsche-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Mij NV, Rotterdam|
|Date of attack||10 Feb 1940||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||49° 45'N, 6° 30'W - Grid BF 2472|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||New York - Rotterdam|
|Cargo||Wheat 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.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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