Ships hit by U-boats

Emile Francqui

Belgian Steam merchant

NameEmile Francqui
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,859 tons
Completed1929 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg 
OwnerCompagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) SA, Antwerp 
Date of attack16 Dec 1942Nationality:      Belgian
FateSunk by U-664 (Adolf Graef)
Position50° 58'N, 24° 42'W - Grid BD 3338
Complement87 (46 dead and 41 survivors).
RouteLiverpool - St.John, New Brunswick 
Cargo634 tons of stores 
History Completed in August 1929 
Notes on event

At 20.13 hours on 16 Dec 1942 the Emile Francqui (Master F. Paret) in convoy ON-153 was torpedoed and sunk by U-664. The ship carried 70 crew members (55 Belgians), 11 passengers and six gunners.

On boardWe have details of 78 people who were on board

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