Dutch Motor tanker
|Completed||1925 - Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel|
|Owner||NV Petroleum Industrie Mij, The Hague|
|Date of attack||15 Feb 1940||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||48° 02'N, 8° 26'W - Grid BF 4321|
|Complement||39 (26 dead and 13 survivors).|
|Route||Aruba - New York - Rotterdam|
|Cargo||11.800 tons of oil produce|
|History||Completed in June 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 14.00 hours on 15 Feb 1940 the unescorted and neutral Den Haag (Master C. Wijker) was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-48, broke in two and sank about 150 miles west of Ouessant. The U-boat had spotted the tanker about five hours earlier, but had to evade a flying boat before an attack could be made. 13 survivors in one lifeboat were later picked up by the British steam merchant Glen Orchy. The other lifeboats with bodies were later found adrift and some bodies were washed ashore on the French coast.
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