Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,873 tons
Completed1921 - NV Scheepsbouwwerf ´De Noord´, Alblasserdam 
OwnerNV Nederlandsche-Amerikaansche Stoomvaart Mij, Rotterdam 
Date of attack7 Oct 1939Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-26 (Klaus Ewerth)
Position50° 32'N, 2° 20'W - Grid BF 3145
Complement42 (0 dead and 42 survivors).
RouteBoston - New York - Rotterdam 
Cargo1000 tons of general cargo and oil 
History Completed in December 1921 
Notes on event

On 7 Oct 1939 the Binnendijk struck a mine laid on 10 September by U-26, 2.5 miles southeast of the Shambles Lightvessel and sank about 1 mile north of the Lightvessel at 14.00 hours the next day. The wreck was dispersed by explosives on 10 October.


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