Ships hit by U-boats


Dutch Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,628 tons
Completed1920 - A. Vuijk & Zonen, Capelle an der Ijssel 
OwnerStoomvaart Mij Oostzee NV (Vinke & Co), Amsterdam 
Date of attack23 Nov 1940Nationality:      Dutch
FateSunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)
Position55° 00'N, 12° 00'W - Grid AM 4641
Complement25 (25 dead - no survivors)
RouteSydney - Newport 
CargoIron ore 
History Completed in May 1920 
Notes on event

At 01.01 hours on 23 Nov 1940 the Ootmarsum (Master J. de Vries) in convoy SC-11 was hit by one torpedo from U-100 from a distance of 600 metres and sank by the bow immediately. She sank so fast convoy commodore was not even aware that the ship had been sunk.

On boardWe have details of 25 people who were on board

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