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At 17.45 hours on 16 April 1942 the unescorted Amsterdam (Master H. Schol) was hit simultaneously by two torpedoes from U-66, the first amidships, the second in the engine room. The most of the crew abandoned the ship in the two starboard lifeboats before the tanker sank 60 miles west of British Grenada. The survivors were picked up by the Yugoslavian steam merchant Ivan (Master F. Ilic) and were landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad less than a day later.


MasterSchol, H.
Length439.7 feet (134 m)
Width57.5 feet (17.5 m)
Tonnage7329 ton


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