Ships hit by U-boats


Honduran Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,698 tons
Completed1911 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Walker-on-Tyne 
OwnerSeaboard SS Co (Standard Fruit & SS Co), New Orleans LA 
Date of attack17 Mar 1942Nationality:      Honduran
FateSunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)
Position35° 43'N, 73° 49'W - Grid CA 8585
Complement50 (44 dead and 6 survivors).
RouteKingston, 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 March 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 boardWe have details of 9 people who were on board

Location of attack on Ceiba.

ship sunk.

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