Mexican Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Stettiner Maschinenbau AG ´Vulcan´, Stettin|
|Owner||Cia Mexicana de Navegacion, Vera Cruz|
|Date of attack||26 Jul 1942||Nationality: Mexican|
|Fate||Sunk by U-171 (Günther Pfeffer)|
|Position||28° 23'N, 96° 08'W - Grid DA 7625|
|Complement||45 (6 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||New Orleans - Vera Cruz - Tampico|
|Cargo||General cargo, including newsprint, caustic soda and telephone poles|
|History||Completed in October 1921 as German Roland (4174 tons) for Roland Linie, Bremen. 1925 taken over by Norddeutscher Lloyd, Bremen and renamed Hameln in 1936. 1939 lengthened. On 1 Apr 1941, she was seized by Mexico at Vera Cruz and renamed Oaxaca. |
|Notes on event|
At 09.45 hours on 26 July 1942 the unescorted Oaxaca (Master Francisco Rodríguez Reybell) was hit on the port side in the foreship by one of two torpedoes from U-171 and sank in shallow waters off Corpus Christi, Texas. The ship had been missed by a first spread of two torpedoes.
|On board||We have details of 39 people who were on board.|
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