Ships hit by U-boats


French Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,874 tons
Completed1921 - Ateliers & Chantiers de la Loire, Nantes 
OwnerCo Française de Navigation à Vapeur Chargeurs Réunis, Paris 
HomeportLe Havre 
Date of attack31 Oct 1939Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-25 (Viktor Schütze)
Position43° 48'N, 9° 08'W - Grid BF 7832
Complement46 (13 dead and 33 survivors).
RouteKribi, Cameroon - Casablanca - Bordeaux 
CargoPalm kernels, cotton, cocoa, coffee and rubber 
History Completed in May 1921 
Notes on event

At 05.25 hours on 31 Oct 1939, U-25 fired two G7e torpedoes at the first two ships in the French convoy 20-K about 45 miles west-northwest of La Corunna. Both torpedoes hit and sank the Baoulé.

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