Ships hit by U-boats


Poitou

French Steam trawler


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NamePoitou
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage310 tons
Completed1912 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough 
OwnerH.R. Menu (Association Rochelaise de pêche á Vapeur), La Rochelle 
HomeportLa Rochelle 
Date of attack17 Dec 1942Nationality:      French
 
FateSunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)
Position33.23N, 08.30W - Grid DJ 2479
Complement22 (20 dead and 2 survivors).
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History

Completed in August 1912 as Danish April for J. Zimsen, Reykjavik. 1917 taken over by the French Navy as armed trawler Sapajou. 1919 decommissioned and renamed Poitou for civilian use.

On 7 Nov, 1942, the Vichy French Poitou was captured by USS Bristol (DD 453) off Fedala, Marocco during the Operation Torch and later used to move troops from the American troop transport USS Leonard Wood (APA 12) to the beachhead.

 
Notes on event

At 21.01 hours on 17 Dec, 1942, the Poitou was torpedoed and sunk by U-432 off Marocco.

 
On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Location of attack on Poitou.

ship sunk.


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