Dutch Steam tanker
|Completed||1935 - NV Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij., Rotterdam|
|Owner||Nederlandsche Koloniale Tankvaart Mij NV, The Hague|
|Date of attack||20 May 1943||Nationality: Dutch|
|Fate||Sunk by U-197 (Robert Bartels)|
|Position||6° 05'S, 12° 56'W - Grid FM 2269|
|Complement||44 (0 dead and 44 survivors).|
|Route||Capetown (8 May) - Baltimore|
|Notes on event|
The Benakat (Master C.J. Grootes) left Capetown in a coastal convoy which was formed in the Table Bay, but left after three days to continue her voyage on the prescribed route to the destination. On 14 May 1943 the Admiralty radioed a new course.
|On board||We have details of 44 people who were on board.|
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