Ships hit by U-boats

Jamaica Producer

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

NameJamaica Producer
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,464 tons
Completed1934 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerJamaica Banana Producer´s SS Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack11 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-590 (Heinrich Müller-Edzards)
Position51° 14'N, 29° 18'W - Grid AK 9844
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).
RouteSt. John, New Brunswick - Halifax - Belfast Lough - Cardiff 
CargoGeneral cargo and mail 
History Laid down as Jamaica Perseverance, completed in June 1934 as Jamaica Producer.

Broken up at Barrow in May 1962.

Notes on event

At 02.15 hours on 11 March 1943, U-590 fired torpedoes at convoy HX-228 and observed two hits on a steamer and reported that the ship sank within one minute. In fact, the Jamaica Producer was only damaged and managed to reach port. The ship was repaired and returned to service in May 1943.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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