Honduran Steam merchant
|Completed||1911 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Walker-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Seaboard SS Co (Standard Fruit & SS Co), New Orleans LA|
|Date of attack||17 Mar 1942||Nationality: Honduran|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)|
|Position||35.43N, 73.49W - Grid CA 8585|
|Complement||50 (44 dead and 6 survivors).|
|Route||Kingston, Jamaica - New York|
|History||Completed in April 1911 for Emerald SS Co Ltd, Belfast. 1915 lengthened and later registered in Honduras for Standard Fruit & SS Co. |
|Notes on event|
At 02.26 hours on 17 Mar, 1942, the unescorted Ceiba was hit underneath the bridge by one torpedo from U-124 and sank with a heavy list to port. Six men on a raft were picked up two days later by USS Hambleton (DD 455). Among the dead were wives and children of some crew members.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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