Ships hit by U-boats


Jamaica Progress

British Steam merchant



NameJamaica Progress
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,475 tons
Completed1932 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerJamaica Banana Producer´s SS Co Ltd, London 
HomeportKingston 
Date of attack31 Jul 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position56.26N, 08.30W - Grid AM 5226
Complement54 (7 dead and 47 survivors).
Convoy
RouteKingston, Jamaica - Avonmouth 
Cargo2179 tons of fruit, including bananas 
History  
Notes on event

At 01.38 hours on 31 Jul, 1940, the unescorted Jamaica Progress (Master Alfred McColm) was torpedoed by U-99 40 miles southwest of Barra Head. The ship was sunk by a coup de grâce at 02.44 hours. Six crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 24 crew members, one gunner and four passengers were picked up by the British trawler Newland and landed at Fleetwood. The chief officer and 16 crew members landed at Barra, Hebrides.

 
On boardWe have details of 10 people who were on board

Location of attack on Jamaica Progress.

ship sunk.


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