Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1917 - A. Vuijk & Zonen, Capelle an der Ijssel|
|Owner||NV Houtvaart (Vinke & Co), Rotterdam|
|Date of attack||7 Mar 1940||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-14 (Herbert Wohlfarth)|
|Position||51° 45'N, 3° 05'E - Grid AN 8734|
|Complement||22 (22 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Rotterdam (6 Mar) - Lobito|
|History||Completed in March 1917 as Graakallen for Rederi A/S Orkla (N.E. Linander), Trondheim. 1918 sold to the Netherlands and renamed Vecht. |
|Notes on event|
At 04.30 hours on 7 March 1940 the unescorted and neutral Vecht (Master P. Smit) was hit aft by one G7a torpedo from U-14, settled by the stern and sank after 20 minutes in 51°42,3N/03°14,5E. The U-boat had spotted the ship three hours earlier, but reported that she carried no neutrality markings.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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