Ville de Liège
Belgian Steam passenger ship
|Name||Ville de Liège|
|Type:||Steam passenger ship|
|Completed||1920 - American International Shipbuilding Corp, Hog Island PA|
|Owner||Société Maritime Anversoise, Antwerp|
|Date of attack||14 Apr 1941||Nationality: Belgian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-52 (Otto Salman)|
|Position||59.50N, 29.30W - Grid AK 3342|
|Complement||52 (40 dead and 12 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Belfast - Liverpool|
|Cargo||General cargo, including 6121 tons of steel, wool, wheat and bacon|
Laid down as Sisseton, completed in December 1920 as Ourcq for US Shipping Board (USSB), Philadelphia. 1924 renamed American Farmer for US Lines Co, New York. In February 1940 sold to Belgium and renamed Ville de Liège.
|Notes on event|
At 01.17 hours on 14 Apr, 1941, the unescorted Ville de Liège (Master C.P. Peterson) was hit aft by one of two torpedoes fired by U-52 about 700 miles east of Cape Farewell. At 02.10 hours, the ship sank burning after being hit by a G7a coup de grâce at 01.30 hours. The master, nine crew members and two passengers were the only survivors.
|On board||We have details of 52 people who were on board.|
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