Ships hit by U-boats

Pacific President

British Motor merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2545

NamePacific President
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage7,113 tons
Completed1928 - Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel 
OwnerFurness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack2 Dec 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-43 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position56° 04'N, 18° 45'W - Grid AL 6244
Complement52 (52 dead - no survivors)
RouteLeith - New York 
History Completed in March 1928 
Notes on event

At 09.01 hours on 2 Dec 1940 the Pacific President (Master James Smith Stuart) in convoy OB-251 was hit by two torpedoes from U-43 and sank fast by the bow west-southwest of Rockall. The master, 50 crew members and one gunner were lost.

On boardWe have details of 52 people who were on board

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