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

27)WANGI WANGI U-103




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Built: 1926


Tonnage: 7,789 / 12,500 tons


Cargo: 3984 tons of steel billets, 1993 tons of lead and 1540 tons of general cargo


Route: Sydney, NSW (4 May) - Durban - Freetown - Clyde 


Sunk 25 May 41 by U-103 on pos 05º 24’N 12º 00’W


1 Dead


92 Survivors


On 10 May, 1940, the German Franken of Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen was seized at Padang, Sumatra by Netherlands and renamed Wangi Wangi. At 22.13 hours on 25 May, 1941, the unescorted Wangi Wangi (Master C. Schoen) was hit in the bow by one torpedo from U-103 and sank after 30 minutes about 90 miles south of Monrovia, Liberia. One Lascarian stoker was lost.


The master, 87 crew members and four passengers abandoned ship in a motorboat and a lifeboat, reached the Liberian coast the next day and were taken to Robertsport and later to Freetown. The survivors in one boat were questioned by the Germans, provided the course to Monrovia and offered food and water, but this was refused.


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