Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack|
|Owner||NV Stoomvaart Mij “Nederland”, Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||25 May 1941||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-103 (Viktor Schütze)|
|Position||5° 24'N, 12° 00'W - Grid ET 6999|
|Complement||93 (1 dead and 92 survivors).|
|Route||Sydney, NSW (4 May) - Durban - Freetown - Clyde|
|Cargo||3984 tons of steel billets, 1993 tons of lead and 1540 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in April 1926 as German Franken for Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen. On 10 May 1940 seized by the Netherlands at Padang, Sumatra and renamed Wangi Wangi. |
|Notes on event|
At 22.13 hours on 25 May 1941 the unescorted Wangi Wangi (Master Cornelius Schoen) was hit in the bow by one G7a torpedo from U-103 and sank by the bow after 25 minutes in fine weather about 90 miles southwest of Monrovia, Liberia. One Lascar fireman was lost. The master, 87 crew members and four passengers abandoned ship in a motorboat and a lifeboat, made landfall on the Cape Mount peninsula on 27 May and were taken to Robertsport, from where they were transported to Freetown. The survivors in one boat had been questioned by the Germans, provided the course to Monrovia and offered food and water, but this was declined.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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