British Steam passenger ship
|Type:||Steam passenger ship|
|Completed||1913 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Alfred Holt & Co, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||11 Apr 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||34° 23'N, 75° 35'W - Grid DC 1259|
|Complement||290 (0 dead and 290 survivors).|
|Route||Sydney, NSW - Panama - Halifax - Liverpool|
|Cargo||9544 tons of general cargo, including 4000 tons of pig iron|
|History||Completed in October 1913 |
|Notes on event|
At 22.31 hours on 11 April 1942 the unescorted Ulysses (Master James Appleton Russell) was hit in the stern by one stern torpedo from U-160 45 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and in the engine room by a coup de grâce at 22.53 hours. While the crew abandoned ship, the U-boat changed the side and at 23.27 hours fired another coup de grâce that hit amidships and caused the ship to sink in 30 minutes, but this was not observed by the Germans because a flying boat was now circlying the area. The master, 189 crew members, five gunners and 95 passengers were picked up by USS Manley (APD 1) and landed at Charleston, South Carolina.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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