British Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland|
|Owner||Llanrumney Ltd (Standard Fruit & SS Co), Kingston, Jamaica|
|Date of attack||19 Feb 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)|
|Position||39° 21'N, 73° 18'W - Grid CA 5288|
|Complement||34 (34 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Port de Paix, Haiti (14 Feb) – New York|
|History||Completed in May 1921 for Miraflores SS Co Ltd (Atlantic Fruit & Sugar Co), Kingston, Jamaica. 1932 sold to Standard Fruit & SS Co. |
|Notes on event|
At 03.18 hours on 19 Feb 1942, U-432 fired a spread of two torpedoes at an unescorted steamer about 50 miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Germans reported that the ship sank immediately after being hit ahead of the bridge and amidships, leaving only a patch of oil and wreckage on the surface. The victim must have been the Miraflores (Master Robert Thompson), which was expected in New York the next day but did not arrive and was reported missing thereafter. The master and 33 crew members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 34 people who were on board.|
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