Ships hit by U-boats

Santiago de Cuba

Cuban Steam merchant

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NameSantiago de Cuba
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,685 tons
Completed1908 - AG Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock 
OwnerEmpresa Naviera de Cuba SA, Havana 
Date of attack12 Aug 1942Nationality:      Cuban
FateSunk by U-508 (Georg Staats)
Position24° 20'N, 81° 50'W - Grid DM 2748
Complement29 (10 dead and 19 survivors).
RoutePort Everglades - Key West - Havana 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Built as German Clara Mennig, taken over by the USA in May 1917. Later renamed Yadkin, Caridad Sala and Santiago de Cuba
Notes on event

At 13.55 hours on 12 Aug 1942, U-508 attacked the Special Convoy 12 and sank the Santiago de Cuba and Manzanillo.

On boardWe have details of 29 people who were on board

Location of attack on Santiago de Cuba.

ship sunk.

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