British Steam tanker
|Completed||1931 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Standard Transportation Co Ltd, Hong Kong|
|Date of attack||4 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-564 (Reinhard Suhren)|
|Position||26° 30'N, 80° 00'W - Grid DM 2318|
|Complement||47 (2 dead and 45 survivors).|
|Route||Avonmouth (7 Apr) - Milford Haven (15 Apr) - Port Arthur|
|History||Completed in August 1931|
1950 sold to Panama and renamed Ionian Skipper for Cia de Navegacion Cristobal SA (Vergottis Ltd), Panama. Broken up at Yokohama in May 1954.
|Notes on event|
At 19.04 hours on 4 May 1942 the unescorted Eclipse, dispersed from convoy ON-87, was torpedoed by U-564 off Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Germans observed how the tanker settled by the stern until resting on the bottom in the shallow waters. The ship was later salvaged and towed into Port Everglades. After temporary repairs towed to Mobile and returned to service in December 1942.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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