Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - William Dobson & Co, Walker-on-Tyne|
|Owner||NV Gebr. van Uden’s Scheepvaart en Agentur Mij, Rotterdam|
|Date of attack||6 Jun 1941||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-43 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||49° 25'N, 40° 54'W - Grid BC 3486|
|Complement||34 (24 dead and 10 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (29 May) - St. Lawrence|
|History||Completed in January 1921 |
|Notes on event|
At 20.24 hours on 6 June 1941 the Yselhaven (Master M.P. de Waard), dispersed from convoy OB-328 on 2 June, was hit by two torpedoes from U-43 and sank within two minutes about 600 miles east of Newfoundland. The master and eight crew members were lost. The remaining crew members abandoned ship in two lifeboats, but one of them with 15 occupants was never seen again. The other boat with 10 men under command of the first mate A. Boutkan set sail for Cape Race but was hit by a gale, so they had to lower the mast and dropped a sea anchor. On 15 June, the survivors were picked up by the Finnish steam merchant Hammarland and taken to Norfolk, Virginia.
|On board||We have details of 34 people who were on board.|
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