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

24)TELAMON U-160




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Built: 1928


Tonnage: 2,078 / 3,228 tons


Cargo: 2,400 tons of bauxite and 136 tons of timber


Route: Georgetown, British Guiana (23 Jul) - Port of Spain, Trinidad 


Sunk 25/Jul/42 by U-160 on pos. 09º15"N 59º54"W.


23 Dead


14 Survivors


At 01.44 hours on 2 Jul, 1942, the unescorted Telamon (Master C.G. Niemann) was hit forward on the starboard side by a G7a torpedo from U-160 and caused the ship to sink, breaking in two three minutes after the hit. The explosion had destroyed the starboard lifeboat, so the crew tried to launch the port boat but the ship sank too fast and they were forced to abandon ship on rafts. The master and 22 crew members were lost. 14 survivors were picked up after several hours by the British steam merchant Canadoc and landed in Port of Spain, Trinidad.


By www.uboat.net.


 

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