Ships hit by U-boats


Empire Mica

British Steam tanker



NameEmpire Mica
Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage8,032 tons
Completed1941 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough 
OwnerAnglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London 
HomeportMiddlesbrough 
Date of attack29 Jun 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-67 (Günther Müller-Stöckheim)
Position29.25N, 85.17W - Grid DB 4987
Complement47 (33 dead and 14 survivors).
Convoy
RouteHouston, Texas - New Orleans, Louisiana - Key West - UK 
Cargo12.000 tons of vapourising oil 
History Completed in July 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Notes on event

At 07.50 hours on 29 Jun, 1942, the unescorted Empire Mica (Master Hugh Gordon Bradford Bentley) was hit on the port side by two G7a torpedoes from U-67 in the Gulf of Mexico southwest of Cape St. George, Florida. The tanker immediately caught fire, exploded and sank after breaking apart. Two of the three launched lifeboats were caught in the flaming oil on the surface and its occupants died. 33 crew members were lost. The master, seven crew members and six gunners were picked up by the motor boats Sea Dream and Countess from Apalachicola and landed at Panama City.

 
On boardWe have details of 34 people who were on board

Location of attack on Empire Mica.

ship sunk.


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