Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Thorbjørn Andersen

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,855 tons
Completed1926 - Kjobenhavns Flydedok & Skibsværft A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerL. Harboe Jensen & Co, Oslo 
Date of attack1 Jul 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateSunk by U-129 (Hans-Ludwig Witt)
Position22° 50'N, 92° 30'W - Grid DK 6636
Complement22 (2 dead and 20 survivors).
RouteTela, Honduras (29 Jun) - Galveston 
History Completed in April 1926 
Notes on event

At 17.44 hours on 1 July 1942 the unescorted Cadmus (Master Alfred Stenersen) was hit on the port side between #4 hatch and the poop by one torpedo from U-129 and sank by the stern in the Gulf of Mexico. The U-boat surfaced to question the survivors and fished 16 banana tier out of the water. Two men were killed on board and the remaining 20 crew members abandoned ship in two lifeboats. The survivors made landfall at the coast of Mexico about 60 miles south of Texpan after five days.

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