Simon Duhamel II
French Steam trawler
|Name||Simon Duhamel II|
|Completed||1930 - Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen|
|Owner||Les Pecheries de Fécamp SA, Fécamp|
|Date of attack||2 Apr 1943||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-755 (Walter Göing)|
|Position||36.01N, 02.29W - Grid CH 7566|
|Complement||54 (53 dead and 1 survivor).|
|Route||Gibraltar - Algiers|
|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 board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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