Ships hit by U-boats

Victor Ross

British Motor tanker

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NameVictor Ross
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage12,247 tons
Completed1933 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack 
OwnerBritish Mexican Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack2 Dec 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-43 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position56° 04'N, 18° 30'W - Grid AL 6244
Complement44 (44 dead - no survivors)
RouteLiverpool - 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.

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