British Motor tanker
|Completed||1933 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack|
|Owner||British Mexican Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||2 Dec 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-43 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||56° 04'N, 18° 30'W - Grid AL 6244|
|Complement||44 (44 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Liverpool - New York|
|History||Completed in January 1933 for Baltisch-Amerikanische Petroleum Import GmbH, Danzig. 1935 transferred to Panama Transport Co, Panama. 1940 given to Britain and taken over by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 09.41 hours on 2 Dec 1940 the Victor Ross (Master Ernest Butler Case) in convoy OB-251 was hit by two torpedoes from U-43 and sank by the stern after being hit aft by a coup de grâce at 10.15 hours 355 miles 210° from Bloody Foreland, Co. Donegal. The tanker had been missed by a first coup de grâce at 09.50 hours and the U-boat had to evade a ramming attempt by diving shortly afterwards. The master, 42 crew members and one gunner were lost.
|On board||We have details of 43 people who were on board.|
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