Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack|
|Owner||NV Van Nievelt, Goudriaan & Co´s Stoomvaart Mij, Rotterdam|
|Date of attack||17 Mar 1943||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-338 (Manfred Kinzel)|
|Position||52° 14'N, 32° 15'W - Grid AK 8599|
|Complement||64 (15 dead and 49 survivors).|
|Route||Lagos - New York - Hull|
|Cargo||10.000 tons of oil seeds, rubber and general cargo|
|Notes on event|
At 03.05 hours on 17 March 1943, U-338 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the convoy SC-122 southeast of Cape Farewell and Kinzel thought that he had hit one ship, but in fact the Kingsbury in station #51 and the King Gruffydd in station #52 were hit and sunk. At 03.06 hours, a second spread of two torpedoes was fired, one of them struck the Alderamin in station #61, which sank later in 51°30N/34°55W. At 03.07 hours, the stern torpedo was fired, which missed the intended target, the Alderamin, but damaged the Fort Cedar Lake in station #124.
|On board||We have details of 64 people who were on board.|
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