Ships hit by U-boats


Emile Francqui

Belgian Steam merchant



NameEmile Francqui
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,859 tons
Completed1929 - Flensburger Schiffsbau-Ges., Flensburg 
OwnerCompagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) SA, Antwerp 
HomeportAntwerp 
Date of attack16 Dec 1942Nationality:      Belgian
 
FateSunk by U-664 (Adolf Graef)
Position50.58N, 24.42W - Grid BD 3338
Complement87 (46 dead and 41 survivors).
ConvoyON-153
RouteLiverpool - St.John, New Brunswick 
Cargo634 tons of stores 
History Completed in August 1929 
Notes on event

At 20.13 hours on 16 Dec, 1942, the Emile Francqui (Master F. Paret) in convoy ON-153 was torpedoed and sunk by U-664. The ship carried 70 crew members (55 Belgians), 11 passengers and six gunners.

 
On boardWe have details of 7 people who were on board

Location of attack on Emile Francqui.

ship sunk.


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