Ships hit by U-boats


Cuban Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,025 tons
Completed1915 - Forges & Chantiers de la Méditerranée SA, La Seyne 
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
Complement? men (23 dead and ? survivors).
RouteMiami - Key West - Havana 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Completed in May 1915 as French Gharb for Leroux & Heuzey, Rouen. 1924 sold to Cuba and renamed Manzanillo
Notes on event

At 13.55 hours on 12 Aug 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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