Ships hit by U-boats

Joseph Rodman Drake

American Steam merchant

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NameJoseph Rodman Drake
Type:Steam merchant (Liberty)
Tonnage7,181 tons
Completed1942 - Permanente Metals Corp, Richmond CA 
Date of attack9 Mar 1943Nationality:      American
FateDamaged by U-510 (Karl Neitzel)
Position7° 11'N, 52° 30'W - Grid EP 4168
Complement67 (0 dead and 67 survivors).
RouteAlexandria - Durban - Paramaribo 
History Completed in September 1942 
Notes on event

At 03.06, 03.07 and 03.10 hours on 9 March 1943, U-510 fired torpedoes at convoy BT-6 about 200 miles northeast of Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana and reported four ships sunk. In fact, Kelvinbank was sunk and George G. Meade, Tabitha Brown and Joseph Rodman Drake were damaged.

The only slightly damaged Joseph Rodman Drake arrived at Paramaribo on 10 March.


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