Dutch Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - AG Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock|
|Owner||Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij NV, Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||25 Jul 1942||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||9° 15'N, 59° 54'W - Grid EO 1424|
|Complement||37 (23 dead and 14 survivors).|
|Route||Georgetown, British Guiana (23 Jul) - Port of Spain, Trinidad|
|Cargo||2400 tons of bauxite and 136 tons of timber|
|Notes on event|
At 01.44 hours on 25 July 1942 the unescorted Telamon (Master C.G. Niemann) was hit forward on the starboard side by a G7a torpedo from U-160 and caused the ship to sink, breaking in two three minutes after the hit. The explosion had destroyed the starboard lifeboat, so the crew tried to launch the port boat but the ship sank too fast and they were forced to abandon ship on rafts. The master and 22 crew members were lost. 14 survivors were picked up after several hours by the British steam merchant Canadoc and landed in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
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