American Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Merchant Shipbuilding Corp, Harriman PA|
|Owner||Waterman Steamship Co, Mobile AL|
|Date of attack||21 Feb 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)|
|Position||38° 00'N, 73° 00'W - Grid CA 5867|
|Complement||38 (38 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Bahia Blanca, Argentina - Port of Spain (12 Feb) - Philadelphia|
|Cargo||7806 tons of linseed|
|History||Completed in June 1920 as Waterbury for US Shipping Board (USSB). 1929 renamed Excelsior for American Export Lines Inc, New York. 1937 renamed Azalea City for Waterman Steamship Co, Mobile AL. |
|Notes on event|
On 12 Feb 1942 the unarmed Azalea City (Master George Robert Self) left Port of Spain, Trinidad for Philadelphia unescorted and was reported missing after 16 February.
|On board||We have details of 38 people who were on board.|
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