Belgian Steam merchant
|Completed||1905 - Blohm & Voss, Hamburg|
|Owner||Armement Deppe, Antwerp|
|Date of attack||6 Jul 1942||Nationality: Belgian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-132 (Ernst Vogelsang)|
|Position||49° 30'N, 66° 30'W - Grid BA 3911|
|Complement||45 (1 dead and 44 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Father Point - Sydney - UK|
|Cargo||General cargo and trucks as deck cargo|
|History||Built as Marksburg 1921 renamed Hainaut |
|Notes on event|
At 05.21 and 05.22 hours on 6 July 1942, U-132 fired torpedoes at convoy QS-15 and reported three ships with 13.000 tons sunk. In fact only two ships, the Anastassios Pateras and the Hainaut were hit and sunk.
The Hainaut (Master L. Casteleyn) remained afloat for some time, but later sank in 49°13N/66°49W. One man was killed and two were wounded of the 41 crew members and four gunners on board.
|On board||We have details of 41 people who were on board.|
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