Mexican Steam tanker
|Completed||1923 - Ansaldo San Giorgio, Muggiano, Spezia|
|Owner||Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), Tampico|
|Date of attack||4 Sep 1942||Nationality: Mexican|
|Fate||Sunk by U-171 (Günther Pfeffer)|
|Position||23° 27'N, 97° 30'W - Grid DK 5165|
|Complement||34 (10 dead and 24 survivors).|
|Route||Havana - Galveston - Tampico|
|History||Completed in March 1923 as Italian Vigor for Soc Marit per Transporto di Petrolio e Derivati La Columbia, Genoa. On 8 Dec 1941, seized by Mexico and renamed Amatlan. |
|Notes on event|
At 04.30 hours on 4 Sep 1942 the unescorted Amatlan (Master Gonzalo Montalvo Salazar) was hit on the starboard side by a stern torpedo from U-171 about 60 miles off Tampico. The tanker had evaded three attacks with spreads of two torpedoes before being hit and took three coups de grâce until she sank.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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