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SHIPS SUNK NETHERLANDS 28 - DUTCH SHIPS LOST/DAMAGED/CAPTURED

14)MANDALIKA U-105



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Mandalika ex Nordmark. Photo http://uboatdata.ussleahy.com/Images/Ettap/Nordmark-1.jpg


Built: 1930


Tonnage:  7,750 / 11,289


Cargo:   9,200 tons of sugar


Route   Batavia - Sourabaya - Capetown - Freetown – Belfast


Sunk 19 Mar 1941 by U-105 on pos. 18° 16'N 21° 26'W


3 Dead


58 Survivors


Laid down as Eifel, completed in April 1930 as German Nordmark for Hamburg-Amerika Linie (HAPAG), Hamburg. On 10 May 1940, seized at Tandjong Priok, Batavia by the Netherlands and renamed Mandalika.


Between 00.24 and 00.29 hours on 19 March 1941, U-105 fired torpedoes at the convoy SL-68 from within the convoy columns and reported two ships sunk and another probably damaged. However, only the Mandalika (Master Leonardus Theodorus Marie Ouwerkerk) was hit on the port side near the engine room by one torpedo. The crew abandoned ship in several lifeboats as the ship slowly sank about 100 miles northeast of Cape Verde Islands. Three crew members were lost. The survivors were picked up by HMS Marguerite (K 54) (LtCdr A.N. Blundell, RNR).


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