American Steam merchant
|Completed||1923 - Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Alameda CA|
|Owner||Ore Steamship Corp, New York|
|Date of attack||14 Jun 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-172 (Carl Emmermann)|
|Position||12.53N, 80.40W - Grid EB 8281|
|Complement||94 (1 dead and 93 survivors).|
|Route||Newport News, Virginia - Panama Canal - Cruz Grande, Chile|
|Cargo||10.145 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in January 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 08.54 hours on 14 Jun, 1942, U-172 fired one G7a stern torpedo at the unescorted Lebore (Master John William Jimmyer), which proceeded on a nonevasive course at 10.4 knots about 200 miles north of Cristobal. The U-boat had already fired two spreads of two torpedoes at 04.03 and 07.43 hours at the ship, but the first was not launched due to malfunctions and the second missed.
The seven officers, 32 crewmen, six armed guards and 49 survivors from the Crijnssen, which had been picked up on 11 June after their ship had been sunk by U-504 (Poske) that day, abandoned ship in three lifeboats and four rafts. The first assistant engineer failed to leave the ship and drowned. 40 survivors were picked up by USS Tattnall (DD 125) after boats and rafts had been spotted by an aircraft on 16 June. Another 25 survivors were picked up from a boat by USS Erie (PG 50), which also rescued 28 survivors from St. Andrews Island, after they landed there in a lifeboat about 18 hours after the attack. All survivors were landed at Cristobal on 17 June.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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