Ships hit by U-boats


French Motor merchant

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Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage2,357 tons
Completed1930 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerCompagnie de Navigation Paquet, Marseilles 
Date of attack9 Apr 1943Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-515 (Werner Henke)
Position14° 57'N, 17° 15'W - Grid EK 4633
Complement? men (6 dead and ? survivors).
RouteDakar (9 Apr) - Algeria 
Cargo2800 tons of coffee 
History Completed in May 1930 
Notes on event

At 02.34 hours on 9 April 1943 the Bamako was torpedoed and sunk by U-515 in a small convoy off Dakar.


Location of attack on Bamako.

ship sunk.

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