Belgian Steam merchant
|Completed||1915 - AG Weser, Bremen|
|Owner||Armement Deppe, Antwerp|
|Date of attack||21 Jun 1940||Nationality: Belgian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-38 (Heinrich Liebe)|
|Position||47.25N, 04.55W - Grid BF 5276|
|Complement||46 (5 dead and 41 survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires - Montevideo - Bordeaux - Falmouth|
|Cargo||General cargo, including boiled beef, maize and sunflower seed|
|History||Completed in February 1915 as Sonnenfels for DDG Hansa, Bremen. In March 1919 taken over by Britain in the Firth of Forth and placed under management of Thomas Law & Co. 1920 given to Belgium as war reparation and 1921 renamed Luxembourg for Armement Deppe, Antwerp. |
|Notes on event|
At 17.53 hours on 21 Jun, 1940, the unescorted Luxembourg (Master Louis Deburges) was hit aft by one G7e torpedo from U-38 and sank west of St. Nazaire. The ship had been bound for Antwerp, but was diverted to Bordeaux and anchored at Le Verdon on 20 June when she was ordered to leave to Falmouth. Five men were killed and one wounded of the 46 crew members on board.
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