British Steam passenger ship
|Type:||Steam passenger ship|
|Completed||1924 - Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Sparrow´s Point MD|
|Owner||Coast Lines Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||26 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-91 (Heinz Walkerling)|
|Position||54.34N, 25.44W - Grid AL 4499|
|Complement||64 (64 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York - St.Johns (21 Sep) - Londonderry|
Built as American New York for Eastern Steamship Lines, Portsmouth.
|Notes on event|
At 23.57 hours on 25 Sep, 1942, U-96 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the convoy RB-1 southeast of Cape Farewell and reported two hits on a passenger ship of the Reina del Pacifico type (17.702 tons). The New York was used on the Great Lakes before the war and had a high superstructure and twin funnels which led Hellriegel to overestimate his target.
The master, 53 crew members and ten gunners from the New York (Master Chilion Mayers) were lost.
|On board||We have details of 60 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for New York
|25 Sep 1942||U-96||Oblt. Hans-Jürgen Hellriegel||Damaged||4,989|
|26 Sep 1942||U-91||Heinz Walkerling||Sunk||4,989|
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