Ships hit by U-boats


Penelope

Panamanian Motor tanker



NamePenelope
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,436 tons
Completed1925 - Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel 
OwnerPanama Transport Co (Standard Oil Co), Panama 
HomeportPanama 
Date of attack14 Mar 1942Nationality:      Panamanian
 
FateSunk by U-67 (Günther Müller-Stöckheim)
Position15N, 64.20W - Grid EC 5345
Complement49 (2 dead and 47 survivors).
Convoy
RouteCaripito - Halifax 
CargoCrude oil 
History Completed in September 1925 for Baltisch-Amerikanische Petroleum Import GmbH, Danzig. 1935 transferred to Panama Transport Co, Panama. 
Notes on event

At 02.00 hours on 14 Mar, 1942, the unescorted Penelope was hit in the bow by one of two fired torpedoes from U-67 after being hunted for three and a half hours. The tanker caught fire, stopped and the 39 crew members and ten armed guards abandoned ship in three lifeboats and one raft. A coup de grâce fired at 02.19 hours hit near the funnel and caused the tanker to sink, while the oil was still burning on the surface. The U-boat went to a lifeboat, questioned the survivors and gave them the course to Dominica before leaving the area.

 
On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

Location of attack on Penelope.

ship sunk.


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