Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,158 tons
Completed1921 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland 
OwnerLlanrumney Ltd (Standard Fruit & SS Co), Kingston, Jamaica 
Date of attack19 Feb 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)
Position39° 21'N, 73° 18'W - Grid CA 5288
Complement34 (34 dead - no survivors)
RoutePort de Paix, Haiti (14 Feb) – New York 
History Completed in May 1921 for Miraflores SS Co Ltd (Atlantic Fruit & Sugar Co), Kingston, Jamaica. 1932 sold to Standard Fruit & SS Co. 
Notes on event

At 03.18 hours on 19 Feb 1942, U-432 fired a spread of two torpedoes at an unescorted steamer about 50 miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Germans reported that the ship sank immediately after being hit ahead of the bridge and amidships, leaving only a patch of oil and wreckage on the surface. The victim must have been the Miraflores (Master Robert Thompson), which was expected in New York the next day but did not arrive and was reported missing thereafter. The master and 33 crew members were lost.

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