American Steam merchant
|Completed||1916 - Maryland Steel Co, Sparrow’s Point MD|
|Owner||A.H. Bull & Co Inc, New York|
|Date of attack||14 Apr 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-571 (Helmut Möhlmann)|
|Position||Grid CA 8754|
|Complement||29 (29 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||San Juan, Puerto Rico (8 April) - New York|
|Cargo||4508 tons of sugar|
Completed in April 1916
|Notes on event|
At 21.02 hours on 14 Apr, 1942, U-571 fired one bow torpedo at the unescorted and unarmed Margaret (Master Leonard Logren Davis) off Cape Cod and observed a hit aft after 42 seconds. They had spotted the steamer about three hours earlier on a northerly zigzag course. The torpedo detonation ripped open the hull to the upper deck and caused her to sink by the stern within five minutes after a boiler explosion. Some survivors were seen to leave the ship in a lifeboat and several rafts, but none of the eight officers and 21 crewmen were ever found.
|On board||We have details of 29 people who were on board.|
* Estimated position shown here is based on positions of losses in a roughly the same German grid code. It may be a bit off but should give a good idea as to where the attack took place.
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