Ships hit by U-boats


Boekelo

Dutch Steam merchant



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NameBoekelo
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,118 tons
Completed1930 - A. Vuijk & Zonen, Capelle an der Ijssel 
OwnerNV Stoomvaart Mij ´Noordzee´, Amsterdam 
HomeportAmsterdam 
Date of attack19 Oct 1940Nationality:      Dutch
 
FateSunk by U-123 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)
Position56° 14'N, 10° 38'W - Grid AM 2950
Complement25 (0 dead and 25 survivors).
ConvoySC-7 (straggler)
RouteChatham, New Brunswick - London 
Cargo1018 standards of timber 
History Completed in October 1930 
Notes on event

On 18 Oct 1940 the Boekelo fell behind convoy SC-7 because she rescued survivors from the Beatus, which had been sunk U-46 (Endrass) at 21.03 hours. At 23.37 hours, she was torpedoed and damaged by U-100 (Schepke) in 56°40N/10°45W and was torpedoed and sunk by U-123 at 01.31 hours on 19 October.

 
On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

Attack entries for Boekelo

DateU-boatCommanderLoss typeTonsNat.
18 Oct 1940U-100Kptlt. Joachim SchepkeDamaged2,118  
19 Oct 1940U-123Kptlt. Karl-Heinz MoehleSunk2,118  

ship sunk.


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