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

25)TJILEBOET U-161




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Built: 1918


Tonnage: 5,760 / 8,050 tons


Cargo: General cargo, including food and ammunition.


Route: Swansea (7 Nov) - Belfast Lough (10 Nov) - Bahia - Capetown - Middle East


Sunk 28/11/42 by U-161 in pos.  05º 34’N  25º 02’W.


62 Dead


No Survivors


At 00.37 hours on 29 Nov, 1942, U-161 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the Tjileboet (Master J.W. Kroese), dispersed from convoy ON-145, and scored a hit after 72 seconds. The ship exploded in a heavy detonation and debris fell even around the U-boat in a distance of about 1000 meters. At 08.14 hours on 28 November, the Tjileboet had been spotted and she almost escaped as they forced the U-boat to dive at 11.10 hours when turning towards it and firing with artillery, but was finally hit after a difficult hunt in heavy rain squalls and being identified by her distress calls.


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