British Motor tanker
|Completed||1932 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack|
|Owner||Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||10 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-96 (Hans-Jürgen Hellriegel)|
|Position||51.30N, 28.25W - Grid AK 9929|
|Complement||56 (0 dead and 56 survivors).|
|Route||Greenock - New York - Trinidad|
|History||In 1940 the F.J. Wolfe of the Panama Transport Co, Panama was sold to Britain. |
|Notes on loss|
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.
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