Harvey W. Scott
American Steam merchant
|Name||Harvey W. Scott|
|Type:||Steam merchant (Liberty)|
|Completed||1942 - Oregon Shipbuilding Co, Portland OR|
|Owner||Grace Line Inc (W.R. Grace & Co), New York|
|Date of attack||3 Mar 1943||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||31° 54'S, 30° 37'E - Grid KZ 1336|
|Complement||61 (0 dead and 61 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Balboa - Punta Arenas - Durban - Bandar Shahpur|
|Cargo||8250 tons of high explosives, gasoline and general cargo|
|History||Completed July 1942|
On 18 Nov 1942, the Harvey W. Scott left New York for the Persian Gulf via the Panama Canal, putting into Punta Areres, Chile on 7 December for weather damage. She left the port on 1 Feb 1943.
|Notes on event|
At 23.22 hours on 3 March 1943, U-160 made her first attack on convoy DN-21 about 40 miles south of Port St. Johns, South Africa, sank the Harvey W. Scott and Nirpura and damaged the Tibia.
The Harvey W. Scott (Master Axel Eichel Uldall) in station #32 was struck by one torpedo on the port side at the #2 hold. The ship settled slowly as the engines were secured and the radio operator sent a distress signal. 11 minutes after the hit all eight officers, 34 crewmen and 19 armed guards (the ship was armed with one 4in, one 3in and four 20mm guns) abandoned ship in the four lifeboats. The vessel sank just after midnight, plunging bow first.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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