Panamanian Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - Öresundsvarvet A/B, Landskrona|
|Owner||US Lines Inc, New York|
|Date of attack||20 Sep 1941||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)|
|Position||61° 36'N, 35° 07'W - Grid AD 7583|
|Complement||35 (13 dead and 22 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Liverpool|
|History||Completed in June 1926 as Norwegian Saga for Rederi A/S Saga (Hagb. Waage), Oslo. 1931 sold to Denmark and renamed Lundby for A.E. Reimann, Stensved. On 12 Jul 1941, seized in New York by the US government and transferred to the US War Shipping Administration. In August 1941 assigned to the US Lines Inc under a GAA agreement, renamed Pink Star and registered in Panama. |
|Notes on event|
At 01.51 hours on 20 Sep 1941, U-552 fired a spread of two torpedoes at convoy SC-44 and observed a hit on the targeted ship without seeing any effect and a hit on a ship beyond which sank immediately after breaking in two. In fact, only the Pink Star (Master John S. MacKenzie) was hit and sunk.
|On board||We have details of 14 people who were on board.|
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