Ships hit by U-boats


Honduran Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,698 tons
Completed1911 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Walker-on-Tyne 
OwnerSeaboard SS Co (Standard Fruit & SS Co), New Orleans LA 
Date of attack17 Mar 1942Nationality:      Honduran
FateSunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)
Position35° 43'N, 73° 49'W - Grid CA 8585
Complement50 (44 dead and 6 survivors).
RouteKingston, Jamaica - New York 
History Completed in April 1911 for Emerald SS Co Ltd, Belfast. 1915 lengthened and later registered in Honduras for Standard Fruit & SS Co. 
Notes on event

At 02.26 hours on 17 March 1942 the unescorted Ceiba was hit underneath the bridge by one torpedo from U-124 and sank with a heavy list to port. Six men on a raft were picked up two days later by USS Hambleton (DD 455). Among the dead were wives and children of some crew members.

On boardWe have details of 37 people who were on board

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