Belgian Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Sir John Priestman & Co Ltd, Southwick, Sunderland|
|Owner||Compagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) SA, Antwerp|
|Date of attack||3 Apr 1941||Nationality: Belgian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-73 (Helmut Rosenbaum)|
|Position||58° 13'N, 27° 36'W - Grid AK 3687|
|Complement||46 (42 dead and 4 survivors).|
|Route||Philadelphia - New York - Halifax - Glasgow|
|Cargo||6300 tons of steel and general cargo|
|History||Completed August 1918 as British War Redcap for Shipping Controller, managed by H. Roberts & Son; 1919 renamed Belgian Indier for Lloyd Royal Belge SA, Antwerp; 1930 transferred to Compagnie Maritime Belge SA, Antwerp. |
|Notes on event|
At 05.08 hours in 3 April 1941, U-73 hit the Westpool in convoy SC-26 with one torpedo and one minute later missed a presumed armed merchant cruiser with another. At 05.12 hours, a third torpedo was fired which struck the Indier (Master Joseph Onghena) under the bridge, causing the ship to sink within one minute over the bow. 40 crew members and two gunners were lost. The master and three crew members were picked up by HMS Havelock (H 88) (Cdr. E.H. Thomas, DSC, RN) and landed at Liverpool on 8 April.
|On board||We have details of 46 people who were on board.|
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