U-48

CountryGermany
Ship ClassType VII-class Submarine
Builder NameKrupp Germania Werft
Yard Number585
Slip/Drydock NumberII
Ordered21 Nov 1936
Laid Down10 Mar 1937
Launched8 Mar 1939
Commissioned22 Apr 1939

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20 Jun 1940 At 1730 hours, 7,493-ton Dutch motor tanker Moordrecht was hit in the engine room by a torpedo from German submarine U-48, commanded by Korvettenkapitän Hans Rudolf Rösing. Moordrecht exploded and sank by the stern within two minutes. The master and 24 crew members were lost. The ship had been in convoy HX-49 until 18 Jun 1940 when it was then ordered to proceed alone to her destination port. Four survivors eventually made it to a lifeboat.




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