Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Motor tanker

Photo Courtesy of

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,096 tons
Completed1939 - Wilton-Fyenoord NV, Rotterdam 
OwnerNV Petroleum Mij ┬┤La Corona┬┤, The Hague 
HomeportThe Hague 
Date of attack5 Feb 1940Nationality:      Dutch
FateDamaged by U-41 (Gustav-Adolf Mugler)
Position49° 14'N, 8° 34'W
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteLas Piedras - Rotterdam 
Notes on event

At 03.32 hours on 5 Feb 1940 the unescorted and unarmed Ceronia was hit by a torpedo, but made it to Rotterdam under her own power.
The attacker must have been U-41, which was herself lost during a second attack on convoy OA-84 the same day.


Location of attack on Ceronia.

ship damaged.

If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.

Return to Allied Ships hit by U-boats