Panamanian Motor tanker
|Completed||1925 - Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel|
|Owner||Panama Transport Co (Standard Oil Co), Panama|
|Date of attack||14 Mar 1942||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-67 (Günther Müller-Stöckheim)|
|Position||15N, 64.20W - Grid EC 5345|
|Complement||49 (2 dead and 47 survivors).|
|Route||Caripito - Halifax|
|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 board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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