Ships hit by U-boats

Santiago de Cuba

Cuban Steam merchant

Santiago de Cuba under her former name Clara Mennig. US Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 105910

NameSantiago de Cuba
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,685 tons
Completed1908 - AG Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock 
OwnerEmpresa Naviera de Cuba SA, Havana 
Date of attack12 Aug 1942Nationality:      Cuban
FateSunk by U-508 (Georg Staats)
Position24° 20'N, 81° 50'W - Grid DM 2748
Complement29 (11 dead and 18 survivors).
RoutePort Everglades - Key West - Havana 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Completed in February 1909 as German Clara Mennig for DG Clara Mennig GmbH (O. Zelck), Rostock. On 6 April 1917 seized by the USA at New York and in October 1917 renamed Yadkin by the US Shipping Board (USSB). 1920 sold to Cuba and renamed Caridad Sala for Empresa Naviera de Cuba SA, Havana. 1923 renamed Santiago de Cuba
Notes on event

At 13.55 hours on 12 August 1942, U-508 attacked the Special Convoy 12 and sank the Santiago de Cuba and Manzanillo.

On boardWe have details of 29 people who were on board

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