Swedish Motor merchant
|Completed||1930 - Eriksbergs Mekaniske Verkstads A/B, Gothenburg|
|Owner||A/B Svenska Amerika-Mexiko Linien, Gothenburg|
|Date of attack||18 Aug 1942||Nationality: Swedish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-553 (Karl Thurmann)|
|Position||19.41N, 76.50W - Grid DM 9691|
|Complement||28 (5 dead and 23 survivors).|
|Route||Port of Spain, Trinidad - Key West - Halifax|
|Cargo||4339 tons of bauxite|
|History||Completed in May 1930 |
|Notes on loss|
At 09.13 hours on 18 Aug, 1942, U-553 fired a spread of four bow torpedoes and one stern torpedo at the convoy TAW-13 about 95 miles west of Guantanamo Bay, observed three hits and reported three ships sunk. In fact, the Blankaholm was sunk by two torpedoes and the John Hancock by one.
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