Ships hit by U-boats


Yugoslavian Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,363 tons
Completed1929 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerJugoslavenski Lloyd Akcionarsko Drustvo, Zagreb 
Date of attack9 Jul 1942Nationality:      Yugoslavian
FateSunk by U-66 (Friedrich Markworth)
Position26° 47'N, 48° 10'W - Grid DE 9773
Complement43 (24 dead and 19 survivors).
RouteLourenço Marques - Lobito (19 Jun) - New York 
Cargo9000 tons of manganese ore and zinc concentrates 
History Completed in August 1929 
Notes on event

At 20.42 hours on 9 July 1942 the unescorted Triglav was hit forward and aft by two torpedoes from U-66 and sank quickly after a boiler explosion about 930 miles east-southeast of Bermuda. The crew abandoned ship in two lifeboats and the master was questioned by the Germans before the U-boat left the area. 19 survivors were picked up by the Spanish steam merchant Iciar and landed at Gibraltar on 28 July. The other boat containing 22 survivors was last seen steering southwest, but was never found. 23 crew members and one gunner were lost.

On boardWe have details of 18 people who were on board

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