French Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Ateliers & Chantiers de St.Nazaire (Penhoët) SA, St.Nazaire|
|Owner||Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, Paris|
|Date of attack||13 Oct 1939||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||50.14N, 15.20W - Grid BE 3544|
|Complement||? men (1 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Antwerp - Havana - Gulf ports|
|History||Built as Notre Dame de Fourvière, 1929 renamed Louisiane |
|Notes on loss|
At 08.14 hours on 13 Oct, 1939, the Louisiane, a straggler from convoy OA-17, was stopped with gunfire by U-48. After the crew abandoned ship, the vessel was shelled from 08.35 until 08.45 hours and sank ten minutes later.
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