Ships hit by U-boats


Olympic

Panamanian Steam tanker


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NameOlympic
Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage5,335 tons
Completed1907 - J. Readhead & Sons, South Shields 
OwnerOlympic SS Co Ltd, San Francisco CA 
HomeportPanama 
Date of attack22 Jan 1942Nationality:      Panamanian
 
FateSunk by U-66 (Richard Zapp)
Position36° 01'N, 75° 30'W - Grid DC 1295
Complement35 (35 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteCuraçao (13 Jan) - Baltimore 
Cargo 
History Built as Harport 1914 renamed Dayton 1925 renamed Olympic. 1940 changed US registry to Panama. 
Notes on event

At 12.39 hours on 22 Jan 1942, U-66 fired two stern torpedoes at an unescorted steamer, which broke in two and sank within one minute after being hit twice. The vessel was probably Olympic, which was reported missing after leaving Curaçao.

 

Location of attack on Olympic.

ship sunk.


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