Ships hit by U-boats


Cuban Steam tanker

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Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage1,983 tons
Completed1883 - Oswald, Mordount & Co, Southampton 
OwnerCuba Distilling Co Inc, New York 
Date of attack13 May 1943Nationality:      Cuban
FateSunk by U-176 (Reiner Dierksen)
Position21° 25'N, 76° 40'W - Grid DM 69
Complement34 (23 dead and 11 survivors).
RoutePort Everglades, Florida - Havana - Manzanilla, Cuba 
History Built as Ladakh 1903 renamed Ninfa. 1920 renamed Mambi and 1921 converted to a molasses tanker. 
Notes on event

About 09.30 hours on 13 May 1943, U-176 attacked convoy NC-18 and sank the Nickeliner and Mambi.

The Mambi (Master Ramon Alvarez Iturralde) was hit by one torpedo and sank fast. Of 29 Cuban crew members and five American armed guards, only the master, nine crew members and one armed guard survived.

On boardWe have details of 34 people who were on board

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