James Gordon Bennett
American Steam merchant
|Name||James Gordon Bennett|
|Type:||Steam merchant (Liberty)|
|Completed||1942 - California Shipbuilding Corp, Los Angeles CA|
|Date of attack||23 Sep 1943||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Damaged by U-952 (Oskar Curio)|
|Position||53° 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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