Dutch Steam passenger ship
|Type:||Steam passenger ship|
|Completed||1919 - NV Mij voor Scheeps-en Werktuigbouw ´Fyenoord´, Rotterdam|
|Owner||NV Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij (KNSM), Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||11 Jun 1942||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-504 (Hans-Georg Friedrich Poske)|
|Position||18.14N, 82.11W - Grid EB 1140|
|Complement||93 (1 dead and 92 survivors).|
|Route||Demerara - Curaçao (7 Jun) - New Orleans|
Laid down as Prins Maurits, completed in October 1919 as Crijnssen.
|Notes on event|
At 02.10 hours on 11 Jun, 1942, the unescorted Crijnssen (Master W. v.d. Giessen) was hit by two torpedoes from U-504 and sank after being hit by a coup de grâce. The ship was repatriating twelve survivors from the Sylvan Arrow, which had been sunk by U-155 (Piening) on 20 May 1942 and ten survivors from the Lise, which had been sunk by U-69 on 12 May 1942. 43 survivors landed in their lifeboats on the Yucatan coast and were later flown from Chetumal to Brownsville, Texas. 49 survivors were picked up the same day by the Lebore, which was herself sunk by U-172 (Emmermann) three days later. All survivors from the Crijnssen also survived the second sinking.
|On board||We have details of 56 people who were on board.|
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