British Motor tanker
|Completed||1930 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||United Molasses Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||30 Apr 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-162 (Jürgen Wattenberg)|
|Position||13° 21'N, 56° 15'W - Grid EE 8226|
|Complement||50 (3 dead and 47 survivors).|
|Route||Southampton - Milford Haven (11 Apr) - Trinidad|
|History||Completed in July 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 01.52 hours on 30 April 1942 the Athelempress (Master Walter Jackson), dispersed from convoy OS-25 was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire by U-162 180 miles east of Barbados. Two crew members and one gunner were lost. The master and 18 crew members landed at Gros Inlet Bay, St. Lucia. The chief officer and 27 crew members were picked up by the Norwegian motor tanker Atlantic and landed at Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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