British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Ames Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Seattle WA|
|Owner||W.A. Souter & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||28 Sep 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-32 (Hans Jenisch)|
|Position||54° 37'N, 21° 30'W - Grid AL 5461|
|Complement||34 (2 dead and 32 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Philadelphia - Baltimore|
|History||Built as American West Jena for US Shipping Board, Seattle; 1925 renamed Myrtle for Forest Transportation Corp, Seattle; 1930 renamed San Marcos for Pacific-Atlantic SS Co, Portland OR.|
1940 given to Britain and renamed Empire Ocelot by Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).
|Notes on event|
At 16.09 hours on 28 Sep 1940 the Empire Ocelot (Master Peter Bonar), dispersed from convoy OB-218, was torpedoed and damaged by gunfire by U-32 southwest of Rockall. The abandoned vessel sank later in 54°55N/22°06W. Two crew members were lost. The master and 31 crew members were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Havelock (H 88) (Capt E.B.K. Stevens DSC) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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