American Steam tanker
|Completed||1913 - F. Schichau GmbH, Elbing, Danzig|
|Owner||Marine Transport Lines Inc, New York|
|Date of attack||22 Mar 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-123 (Reinhard Hardegen)|
|Position||37.21N, 61.50W - Grid CB 8314|
|Complement||34 (34 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Caripito, Venezuela (13 Mar) - Trinidad - Halifax|
|Cargo||67,265 barrels of heavy crude oil|
|History||Completed in May 1913 as German Triton for Deutsch-Amerikanische Petroleum GmbH, Hamburg. 1914 renamed Muskogee for Standard Oil Co of New Jersey, New York. |
|Notes on event|
At 17.56 hours on 22 Mar, 1942, the unescorted and unarmed Muskogee (Master William W. Betts) was hit by one torpedo from U-123 in the engine room and sank by the stern within 16 minutes about 335 miles north-northeast of Bermuda. The ship had been missed by a first G7a torpedo from a stern tube at 17.06 hours. Ten survivors managed to climb on two rafts and were questioned by Hardegen and also photographed before the U-boat left the area. However, none of the seven officers and 27 crewmen survived.
|On board||We have details of 34 people who were on board.|
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