Dutch Motor merchant
|Completed||1937 - C. van der Giessen & Zonen’s Scheepswerven NV, Krimpen aan den IJssel|
|Owner||NV Hollandsche Stoomboot Mij, Amsterdam|
|Date of attack||2 Mar 1940||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-17 (Udo Behrens)|
|Position||51° 36'N, 2° 54'E - Grid AN 8753|
|Complement||12 (12 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||London (2 Mar) - Amsterdam|
|History||Completed in August 1937 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.59 hours on 2 March 1940, U-17 fired a torpedo at a ship reported as a full loaden tanker of estimated 9000 grt from a distance of 1200 metres. The ship was hit in the bow and sank within five minutes. This must have been the Rijnstroom (Master L. Verhoef), which had been reported missing after leaving The Downs on 2 March. Only a capsized lifeboat, some lifebuoys, deckplanks and part of the cargo were later found adrift. A Dutch ship also picked up an empty raft.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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