Ships hit by U-boats


Trepca

Yugoslavian Steam merchant



NameTrepca
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,042 tons
Completed1930 - Ayrshire Dockyard Co Ltd, Irvine 
OwnerJugoslavenski Lloyd Akcionarsko Drustvo, Zagreb 
HomeportDubrovnik 
Date of attack13 Mar 1942Nationality:      Yugoslavian
 
FateSunk by U-332 (Johannes Liebe)
Position37° 00'N, 73° 25'W - Grid CA 8654
Complement37 (4 dead and 33 survivors).
Convoy
RouteDemerera - Portland, Maine 
CargoBauxite 
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.

 

Location of attack on Trepca.

ship sunk.


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