Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,966 tons
Completed1920 - A. Vuijk & Zonen, Capelle an der Ijssel 
OwnerNV Houtvaart (Vinke & Co), Rotterdam 
Date of attack11 Sep 1940Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-28 (G√ľnter Kuhnke)
Position55° 34'N, 15° 56'W - Grid AL 6369
Complement22 (20 dead and 2 survivors).
RouteSunderland - Rimouski 
History Completed in July 1920 
Notes on event

Between 03.26 and 03.28 hours on 11 Sep 1940, U-28 fired torpedoes at convoy OA-210 southwest of Rockall and observed hits on two ships and heard a detonation on a third. However, the Maas (Master H. Kuyper) was sunk and the Harpenden severely damaged.

On boardWe have details of 22 people who were on board

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