Ships hit by U-boats


American Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,772 tons
Completed1934 - Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Newport News VA 
OwnerA.H. Bull & Co Inc, New York 
HomeportNew York 
Date of attack18 Oct 1942Nationality:      American
FateSunk by U-618 (Kurt Baberg)
Position49° 39'N, 30° 20'W - Grid BD 3441
Complement55 (47 dead and 8 survivors).
ConvoyON-137 (straggler)
RouteLiverpool - New York 
Cargo1500 tons of sand ballast 
Notes on event

The Angelina (Master William Duncan Goodman, lost) straggled from the convoy ON-137 and heavy weather delayed her return to the formation.
At 03.36 hours on 18 Oct 1942, with a Canadian corvette in view, a torpedo from U-618 struck the ship on the starboard side of the #4 hold well below the waterline. The engines were disabled, many lifeboats were destroyed and the ship began to list to starboard. In heavy seas the most of the eight officers, 30 men, and 17 armed guards (the ship was armed with one 4in, four 20mm and two .30cal guns) abandoned ship in the port lifeboat and two life rafts. 20 minutes after the first hit a second torpedo hit the starboard side in the magazine and caused a violent explosion. Tremendous seas washed over the rafts and boats and swept men into the water. More than five hours after abandoning ship, the British rescue ship Bury, which was informed by the Canadian corvette, picked up four men from a raft and five from a overturned lifeboat. One of these men later died. The survivors (one officer, three men and four armed guards) were landed at St. John´s, Newfoundland on 23 October.

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Location of attack on Angelina.

ship sunk.

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