Ships hit by U-boats

Ville de Liège

Belgian Steam passenger ship

NameVille de Liège
Type:Steam passenger ship
Tonnage7,430 tons
Completed1920 - American International Shipbuilding Corp, Hog Island PA 
OwnerSociété Maritime Anversoise, Antwerp 
Date of attack14 Apr 1941Nationality:      Belgian
FateSunk by U-52 (Otto Salman)
Position59° 50'N, 29° 30'W - Grid AK 3342
Complement52 (40 dead and 12 survivors).
RouteNew York - Belfast - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral cargo, including 6121 tons of steel, wool, wheat and bacon 
History Laid down as Sisseton, completed in December 1920 as Ourcq for US Shipping Board (USSB), Philadelphia. 1924 renamed American Farmer for US Lines Co, New York. In February 1940 sold to Belgium and renamed Ville de Liège
Notes on event

At 01.17 hours on 14 April 1941 the unescorted Ville de Liège (Master C.P. Peterson) was hit aft by one of two torpedoes fired by U-52 about 700 miles east of Cape Farewell. At 02.10 hours, the ship sank burning after being hit by a G7a coup de grâce at 01.30 hours. The master, nine crew members and two passengers were the only survivors.

On boardWe have details of 52 people who were on board

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