American Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (Liberty)|
|Completed||1942 - Oregon Shipbuilding Co, Portland OR|
|Owner||American Mail Line Ltd, Seattle WA|
|Date of attack||2 Mar 1943||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-634 (Eberhard Dahlhaus)|
|Position||62.10N, 28.25W - Grid AD 8264|
|Complement||69 (69 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York - UK - North Russia|
|Cargo||ammunition and tires|
|History||Completed January 1942 |
|Notes on loss|
At 06.43 hours on 2 Mar, 1943, U-634 fired a spread of four torpedoes at the Meriwether Lewis (Master John Edward Beal), a straggler from convoy HX-227, and hit her with one torpedo after eight minutes. The ship sank bow first following two coups de grāce at 07.52 and 09.05 hours, after a heavy detonation in the forward part of the ship when the cargo of ammunition blew up.
|Crewlists||We have listing of 75 people who were on this vessel|
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