British Motor tanker
|Completed||1936 - Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel|
|Owner||British Mexican Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||25 Mar 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-105 (Heinrich Schuch)|
|Position||34.46N, 67.40W - Grid CB 7779|
|Complement||49 (49 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Port Arthur, Texas - Halifax - UK|
|Cargo||14.000 tons of clean petroleum product|
Completed in April 1936
|Notes on event|
At 06.09 hours on 25 Mar, 1942, the unescorted Narragansett (Master Michael Blackburn Roberts) was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-105 about 400 miles east of Hampton Roads, Virginia and sank burning after a hit with a coup de grâce at 06.18 hours. The master, 42 crew members and six gunners were lost. The tanker had been missed by a spread of three torpedoes at 04.01 hours and a spread of two torpedoes at 04.08 hours.
|On board||We have details of 47 people who were on board.|
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