Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam passenger ship

Photo courtesy of Allan C. Green Collection

Type:Steam passenger ship
Tonnage14,647 tons
Completed1913 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast 
OwnerAlfred Holt & Co, Liverpool 
Date of attack11 Apr 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)
Position34° 23'N, 75° 35'W - Grid DC 1259
Complement290 (0 dead and 290 survivors).
RouteSydney, NSW - Panama - Halifax - Liverpool 
Cargo9544 tons of general cargo, including 4000 tons of pig iron 
History Completed in October 1913 
Notes on event

At 22.31 hours on 11 April 1942 the unescorted Ulysses (Master James Appleton Russell) was hit in the stern by one stern torpedo from U-160 45 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and in the engine room by a coup de grâce at 22.53 hours. While the crew abandoned ship, the U-boat changed the side and at 23.27 hours fired another coup de grâce that hit amidships and caused the ship to sink in 30 minutes, but this was not observed by the Germans because a flying boat was now circlying the area. The master, 189 crew members, five gunners and 95 passengers were picked up by USS Manley (APD 1) and landed at Charleston, South Carolina.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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