Harry F. Sinclair, Jr.
American Steam tanker
|Name||Harry F. Sinclair, Jr.|
|Completed||1931 - Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Quincy MA|
|Owner||Sinclair Refining Co, New York|
|Date of attack||11 Apr 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Damaged by U-203 (Rolf Mützelburg)|
|Position||34.25N, 76.30W - Grid DC 1193|
|Complement||36 (10 dead and 26 survivors).|
|Route||Houston, Texas (5 Apr) - Norfolk, Virginia|
|Cargo||66.000 bbls of gasoline|
|Notes on event|
At 13.20 hours on 11 Apr, 1942, the unarmed Harry F. Sinclair, Jr. (Master William Collegan) was torpedoed by U-203 7 miles south of Cape Lookout, while steaming on a zigzag course at 13.5 knots with USS Herbert (DD 160) and a US Coast Guard boat as escort off the port quarter. A torpedo struck on the port side under the pump room between the #4 and #5 tanks.
On 15 April, the burned out Harry F. Sinclair, Jr. was towed into Morehead City by HMS Senateur Duhamel (FY 327). She was eventually towed to Baltimore, arriving on 24 June, where the ship was repaired and returned to service in 1943 as Annibal.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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