Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - NV Mij voor Scheeps-en Werktuigbouw ´Fyenoord´, Rotterdam|
|Owner||NV Hollandsche Stoomboot Mij, Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||22 Feb 1941||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-108 (Klaus Scholtz)|
|Position||63° 15'N, 20° 30'W - Grid AE 7261|
|Complement||25 (25 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Reykjavik (22 Feb) - Grimsby|
|History||Completed in December 1918 |
|Notes on event|
At 22.24 hours on 22 Feb 1941 the unescorted Texelstroom (Master A.J.E. Lefering) was hit under the rear mast by a G7e torpedo from U-108 but no effect could be observed and the ship changed course towards the coast while sending light signals. At 22.46 hours, a first coup de grâce was fired but it exploded prematurely and the second fired at 22.54 hours also malfunctioned but hit the bow as a surface-runner, causing the ship to sink in three minutes. Due to snowfall the visibility was bad, still Scholtz reported seeing lifeboats with lights. Despite of being only 25 miles from Iceland, there were no survivors.
|On board||We have details of 25 people who were on board.|
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