dutch Maatschappij Vrachtvaart N. V. SS Tara [+1940]
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general
nationality dutch
purpose transport
type cargo ship
propulsion steam
date built 1929
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 4760  grt
dimensions 123.7 x 16.5 x 10.9 m
material steel
engine 3 cyl triple expansion engine
power 397  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
yard no. 425
call sign
PHWR  
PHWR
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 21/02/1940  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
Smit P. Jnr. - Machinefabriek & Scheepswerf P. Smit
engine by
Smit P. Jnr. - Machinefabriek & Scheepswerf P. Smit
owner
Maatschappij Vrachtvaart N. V., Rotterdam
captain Breedijk, M.
about the wreck
depth (m.) 2500 max. / -- min. (m)
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entered by Claes Johnny
entered 21/02/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 11/12/2013
 
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Claes Johnny21/02/2008At 02.54 hours on 21 Feb, 1940, the neutral Tara (Master M. Breedijk) was hit by one torpedo from U-50 west of Cape Finisterre and sank 20 minutes after being hit by a torpedo at 03.12 hours. The U-boat had spotted the steamer at midnight, which was according to Bauer en route without visible neutrality markings and missed her with a first torpedo at 01.38 hours. All hands abandoned ship in two lifeboats of which one made landfall at the Spanish coast, while the survivors in the other boat were picked up by the Spanish fishing trawler Milin and landed at La Coruna, Spain.
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