Yugoslavian Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Ayrshire Dockyard Co Ltd, Irvine|
|Owner||Jugoslavenski Lloyd Akcionarsko Drustvo, Zagreb|
|Date of attack||13 Mar 1942||Nationality: Yugoslavian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-332 (Johannes Liebe)|
|Position||37° 00'N, 73° 25'W - Grid CA 8654|
|Complement||37 (4 dead and 33 survivors).|
|Route||Demerera - Portland, Maine|
|History||Completed in July 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 17.47 hours on 13 March 1942 the unescorted Trepca was hit on the port side by one G7e torpedo from U-332 while steaming on a zigzag course about 150 miles northeast of Cape Hatteras. The U-boat had spotted the ship four hours earlier and carried out a submerged attack from a distance of only 600 meters. The crew abandoned ship in the lifeboats and was questioned by the Germans after the U-boat surfaced nearby, waiting for the ship to sink by the bow with a list to port at 18.38 hours. 33 survivors, four of them injured, were later picked up by Sicilia which transferred them to the US Coast Guard picket boats CG-2398, CG-4345 and lifeboat 5166 from Lewes Station two miles southeast of the Overfalls Lightship off Cape Henlopen.
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