Ships hit by U-boats


Empire Amethyst

British Steam tanker


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NameEmpire Amethyst
Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage8,032 tons
Completed1941 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough 
OwnerHadley Shipping Co Ltd, London 
HomeportMiddlesbrough 
Date of attack13 Apr 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-154 (Walther Kölle)
Position17° 40'N, 74° 50'W - Grid EC 6299
Complement47 (47 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteNew Orleans - Freetown - UK 
Cargo12.000 tons of motor spirit 
History Completed in December 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT)

On 23 Jan 1942, the Empire Amethyst picked up five survivors from the Innerøy, which had been sunk by U-553 (Thurmann) and landed them at Halifax. 
Notes on event

At 05.52 hours on 13 April 1942 the unescorted Empire Amethyst (Master Geoffrey Durbridge Potter) was hit in the fore ship by one of two torpedoes from U-154 and sank in flames about 40 miles south of Haiti. The master, 45 crew members and one gunner were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 46 people who were on board

Location of attack on Empire Amethyst.

ship sunk.


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