Ships hit by U-boats

James Gordon Bennett

American Steam merchant

NameJames Gordon Bennett
Type:Steam merchant (Liberty)
Tonnage7,176 tons
Completed1942 - California Shipbuilding Corp, Los Angeles CA 
Date of attack23 Sep 1943Nationality:      American
FateDamaged by U-952 (Oskar Curio)
Position53° 00'N, 40° 00'W - Grid AJ 9353
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
History Completed in September 1942. 1961 scrapped at Baltimore. 
Notes on event

At 08.31 hours on 23 Sep 1943, U-952 fired two T-3 torpedoes at convoy ON-202. The first hit the Steel Voyager and the second missed. Seven minutes later, another T-3 and a FAT torpedo were fired. The T-3 exploded prematurely and the FAT struck the James Gordon Bennett after 4 minutes 25 seconds, but did not detonate.


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