Ships hit by U-boats


French Steam merchant

Louisiane sinking

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,903 tons
Completed1921 - Ateliers & Chantiers de St.Nazaire (Penhoët) SA, St.Nazaire 
OwnerCompagnie Générale Transatlantique, Paris 
HomeportLe Havre 
Date of attack13 Oct 1939Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)
Position50° 14'N, 15° 20'W - Grid BE 3544
Complement? men (1 dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyOA-17 (straggler)
RouteAntwerp - Havana - Gulf ports 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Built as Notre Dame de Fourvière 1929 renamed Louisiane 
Notes on event

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.


Location of attack on Louisiane.

ship sunk.

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