Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam merchant


Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,537 tons
Completed1930 - NV Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam 
OwnerNV Stoomvaart Mij ´Rotterdam´ (W. Ruys & Zonen), Rotterdam 
Date of attack18 Feb 1940Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-10 (Joachim Preuss)
Position51° 54'N, 3° 01'E - Grid AN 87
Complement48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).
RouteRotterdam - India 
Cargogeneral cargo 
Notes on event

At 09.26 hours on 18 Feb 1940 the Ameland had just passed the Maasbank-buoy and was hit by a torpedo from U-10. She began to sink and the 48 crew members (3 of them injured) abandonded the ship. The master A. Kokké returned to rescue the documents and the ship sank later by the stern.
The survivors were picked up by the Dutch merchant Montferland (master K.C. Decker) and were transferred to the tug Zwarte Zee. The wounded men were brought to Vlissingen and the crew was put ashore in Maassluis.

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