Ships hit by U-boats

Chr. J. Kampmann

Canadian Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

NameChr. J. Kampmann
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,260 tons
Completed1924 - Kjobenhavns Flydedok & Skibsværft A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerMerchant Marine Ltd, Ottawa 
Date of attack3 Nov 1942Nationality:      Canadian
FateSunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)
Position12° 06'N, 62° 42'W - Grid ED 9426
Complement27 (19 dead and 8 survivors).
RouteDemerara, British Guiana - Trinidad - New York 
CargoSugar and rum 
History Completed in June 1924 as Danish Chr. J. Kampmann for Svendsen & Christensen, Copenhagen. 1940 taken over by the Canadian Government. 
Notes on event

At 02.02 hours on 3 November 1942 the Chr. J. Kampmann (Master Martin Jensen) in convoy TAG-18 was hit by two stern torpedoes from U-160 and sank by the stern northwest of Grenada. 17 crew members and two gunners were lost. The master and seven crew members were picked up by USS Lea (DD 118), transferred to USS PC-495 and landed at Curaçao.

On boardWe have details of 27 people who were on board

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