Ships hit by U-boats


Bamako

French Motor merchant



Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameBamako
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage2,357 tons
Completed1930 - Burmeister & Wain´s Maskin & Skibsbyggeri A/S, Copenhagen 
OwnerCompagnie de Navigation Paquet, Marseilles 
HomeportMarseilles 
Date of attack9 Apr 1943Nationality:      French
 
FateSunk by U-515 (Werner Henke)
Position14.57N, 17.15W - Grid EK 4633
Complement? men (6 dead and ? survivors).
Convoy
RouteDakar (9 Apr) - Algeria 
Cargo2800 tons of coffee 
History Completed in May 1930 
Notes on event

At 02.34 hours on 9 Apr, 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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