Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam tanker

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Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage3,177 tons
Completed1938 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough 
OwnerCuraçaosche Scheepvaart Mij., Emmastad 
Date of attack28 Jul 1943Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-615 (Ralph Kapitzky)
Position12° 07'N, 69° 13'W - Grid EC 9626
Complement36 (23 dead and 13 survivors).
RouteMaracaibo (26 Jul) - Curaçao 
CargoCrude oil 
History Completed in April 1938 
Notes on event

About 02.00 hours on 28 July 1943 the unescorted Rosalia (Master J. van der Linde) was hit by two torpedoes from U-615 about 10 miles south of Curaçao. The tanker broke in two, caught fire and sank at 04.25 hours. The survivors were picked up by the Dutch submarine chaser HNMS H-8 and the rescue boat MBR-50.

On boardWe have details of 36 people who were on board

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