Albert F. Paul
American Sailing ship
|Name||Albert F. Paul|
|Completed||1917 - William G. Abbott, Milford DE|
|Owner||Albert Shipping Co, Baltimore MD|
|Date of attack||13 Mar 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-332 (Johannes Liebe)|
|Position||36° 00'N, 72° 00'W - Grid CA 8681|
|Complement||8 (8 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Turks Island - Baltimore|
|Notes on event|
At 05.00 hours on 13 March 1942, U-332 spotted the unescorted and unarmed four-masted schooner Albert F. Paul (Master William Mack Martino) about 160 miles north-northeast of Cape Hatteras. Liebe considered using his deck gun to sink the ship, but the heavy seas prevented this. At 07.14 hours, a first torpedo passed under the bowsprit, but six minutes later a second torpedo struck under the third mast and sank the schooner immediately. There were no survivors, the master and seven crew members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 8 people who were on board.|
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