Panamanian Steam tanker
|Completed||1907 - J. Readhead & Sons, South Shields|
|Owner||Olympic SS Co Ltd, San Francisco CA|
|Date of attack||22 Jan 1942||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-66 (Richard Zapp)|
|Position||36° 01'N, 75° 30'W - Grid DC 1295|
|Complement||35 (35 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Curaçao (13 Jan) - Baltimore|
|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.
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