Ships hit by U-boats


Murena

Dutch Motor tanker



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NameMurena
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,252 tons
Completed1931 - NV Burgerhout´s Maschinefabriek & Scheepswerf, Rotterdam 
OwnerNV Petroleum Mij ´La Corona´, The Hague 
HomeportThe Hague 
Date of attack23 Feb 1943Nationality:      Dutch
 
FateDamaged by U-202 (Günter Poser)
Position31° 10'N, 27° 30'W - Grid DG 5624
Complement62 (0 dead and 62 survivors).
ConvoyUC-1
RouteClyde (14 Feb) - Curaçao 
CargoBallast 
History On 2 Aug 1941, the Murena collided with the Dutch steam merchant Rozenburg (2068 tons) off Halifax and was damaged, while the other ship sank. 
Notes on event

At 21.55 hours on 23 Feb 1943, U-382 (Juli) fired one acoustic Falke torpedo at convoy UC-1 south of the Azores in 31°15N/27°22W. The torpedo was observed crossing the course of the Murena in station #41 and detonating between the ships in station #42 and #52.

Between 22.17 and 22.20 hours on the same day, U-202 (Poser) fired four torpedoes at convoy UC-1 and reported hits on three ships. The first and second hit the Murena and British Fortitude, which both continued, the third torpedo failed and the last hit the already damaged Empire Norseman.

 
On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Location of attack on Murena.

ship damaged.


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