Ships hit by U-boats


Simon Duhamel II

French Steam trawler



NameSimon Duhamel II
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage928 tons
Completed1930 - Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen 
OwnerLes Pecheries de Fécamp SA, Fécamp 
HomeportFécamp 
Date of attack2 Apr 1943Nationality:      French
 
FateSunk by U-755 (Walter Göing)
Position36.01N, 02.29W - Grid CH 7566
Complement54 (53 dead and 1 survivor).
ConvoyTE-20 (straggler)
RouteGibraltar - Algiers 
Cargo 
History Completed in December 1930 
Notes on event

At 06.24 hours on 2 Apr, 1943, the Simon Duhamel II, a straggler from convoy TE-20 due to engine problems, was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-755 off Cape d´Alboran and broke in two in a huge explosion. The forepart sank immediately and the stern after four minutes. The only survivor was rescued after two days.

 
On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

Location of attack on Simon Duhamel II.

ship sunk.


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