British Motor tanker
|Completed||1929 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||United Molasses Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||23 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-522 (Herbert Schneider)|
|Position||32.02N, 24.38W - Grid DG 6239|
|Complement||51 (1 dead and 50 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Curaçao|
|History||Completed in December 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.41 hours on 23 Feb, 1943, the Athelprincess (Master Egerton Gabriel B. Martin, OBE), a straggler from convoy UC-1, was hit by two torpedoes from U-522 and sank west of Madeira. One crew member was lost. The master, 42 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by HMS Weston (U 72) (Cdr L.F. Durnford-Slater, RN), transferred to USS Hilary P. Jones (DD 427) and landed at San Juan, Puerto Rico.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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