Chance encounter, Painting: Robert Taylor.
Encounter between Do-24K-1 Werk Nr. 72 X-35 and Dutch submarine K XIV, 23 Dec 1941.
23 Dec 1941: K XIV damages the Japanese tanker/troopship SS Nichiran Maru or Ninchinan Maru (6503t). K XIV is assisted by the X-35 which points the submarine in the right direction and lures two Japanese planes away from the convoy. Artist Robert Taylor made a painting to commemorate this encounter.