Panamanian Motor merchant
|Completed||1921 - Cantiere Navali ´Ilva´, Naples|
|Owner||A.L. Burbank & Co Ltd, New York|
|Date of attack||26 Apr 1944||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-859 (Johann Jebsen)|
|Position||54° 16'N, 31° 58'W - Grid AK 6722|
|Complement||55 (1 dead and 54 survivors).|
|Route||Port Sulphur, Louisiana - New York - Boston - Halifax - Liverpool|
|Cargo||4600 tons of bulk sulphur|
|History||Built as steam merchant Piombino I 1923 renamed Valsuguna 1923 renamed Villarperosa for Società Commericale di Navigazione, Milan; 1927 converted to motor merchant|
On 6 Jun 1941, taken over by US on an Executive Order and renamed Colin, registered in Panama. On 31 October delivered to US Maritime Commission on thence to the War Shipping Administration. On 15 Jan 1942 turned over to Lykes Bros. SS Co at the port of New York. On 8 December, turned over to A.L. Burbank & Co under a GAA agreement in Mobile.
|Notes on event|
On 18 Feb 1944 the Colin (Master Herbert E. Byng, British) left Port Sulphur in convoy for New York arriving there on 29 February. Then the ship proceeded to Boston arriving on 10 March. On 17 March, she left Boston in convoy BX-100 for Halifax arriving two days later. She sailed first with the convoy SC-156 but was forced to return to Halifax due to engine trouble. She left again on 19 April in station #135 of convoy SC-157, but dropped out of the convoy the night of 24 April because of a broken steering gear.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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