Dutch Motor merchant
|Completed||1935 - P. Smit Jnr., Rotterdam|
|Owner||NV Maatschappij ´Vrachtvaart´, Rotterdam|
|Date of attack||2 Oct 1941||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-575 (Günther Heydemann)|
|Position||54° 16'N, 26° 36'W - Grid AK 6938|
|Complement||35 (1 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Reykjavik (28 Sep) - Tampa, Florida|
|History||On 23 Dec 1940, the Tuva was attacked and damaged by German He111 aircraft in Ardmucknish Bay, Scotland. Seven crew members were killed. |
|Notes on event|
At 07.09 hours on 2 Oct 1941, U-575 fired three torpedoes at the three ships in convoy ON-19A and heard two detonations on a first ship and one detonation on a second. However, only Tuva (Master A. van Duin) was hit aft on the port side and sank in a short time after breaking in two. The crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats and two rafts, but had to left a man behind who was trapped under a piece of debris. The survivors were picked up after about one hour by HMCS St. Croix (I 81).
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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