Panamanian Motor tanker
|Completed||1926 - Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel|
|Owner||Panama Transport Co, Panama|
|Date of attack||23 Feb 1942||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-502 (Jürgen von Rosenstiel)|
|Position||13° 00'N, 70° 45'W - Grid EC 9153|
|Complement||41 (1 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Hampton Roads - Aruba|
|History||Completed in Completed in April 1926 for Baltisch-Amerikanische Petroleum Import GmbH, Danzig. 1935 transferred to Panama Transport Co, Panama. |
|Notes on event|
At 10.32 hours on 23 Feb 1942, U-502 hit the unescorted Thalia with one torpedo after a spread of two torpedoes had missed at 09.37 hours. The tanker did not sink after being hit by two coups de grâce at 10.44 and 11.04 hours, so the U-boat shelled the ship from 11.54 until 12.33 hours in seven approaches with 103 rounds and left the area after she sank about 80 miles from Aruba at 13.36 hours.
|On board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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