Ships hit by U-boats


Wyoming

French Steam merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2857.1

NameWyoming
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage8,062 tons
Completed1930 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack 
OwnerCompagnie Générale Transatlantique, Paris 
HomeportLe Havre 
Date of attack15 Mar 1943Nationality:      French
 
FateSunk by U-524 (Walter von Steinaecker)
Position40° 18'N, 28° 56'W - Grid CE 5326
Complement127 (0 dead and 127 survivors).
ConvoyUGS-6
RouteNew York - Casablanca 
Cargo5500 tons of general cargo, including food, medical supplies, steel mats 
History Completed in March 1930 
Notes on event

At 21.00 hours on 15 March 1943 the Wyoming in convoy UGS-6 was hit by two torpedoes from U-524 and sank in eight minutes. The crew and 30 passengers (US Army Airforce personnel) abandoned ship and were picked up by USS Champlin (DD 601) (Cdr C.L. Melson, USN) and landed at Casablanca.


Wyoming sinking by the bow after being torpedoed

 

Location of attack on Wyoming.

ship sunk.


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