Ships hit by U-boats


F.J. Wolfe

British Motor tanker



NameF.J. Wolfe
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage12,190 tons
Completed1932 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack 
OwnerAnglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack10 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateDamaged by U-96 (Hans-Jürgen Hellriegel)
Position51° 30'N, 28° 25'W - Grid AK 9929
Complement56 (0 dead and 56 survivors).
ConvoyON-127
RouteGreenock - New York - Trinidad 
CargoBallast 
History In 1940 the F.J. Wolfe of the Panama Transport Co, Panama was sold to Britain. 
Notes on event

Between 16.31 and 16.33 hours on 10 Sep 1942, U-96 fired four torpedoes at four ships in convoy ON-127 and hit three ships: Elisabeth van Belgie and Sveve sank and F.J. Wolfe was damaged, but was able to continue with the convoy.

On 16 September, the F.J. Wolfe was further damaged in a collision with the British steam merchant Empire Soldier (the former German Konsul Hendrik Fisser captured by Britain on 22 Nov 1939) from the same convoy in 47°35N/51°44W. The other ship sank after the collision, while the tanker arrived at St.Johns the same day.

 

Location of attack on F.J. Wolfe.

ship damaged.


If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.

Return to Allied Ships hit by U-boats