Ships hit by U-boats

Pink Star

Panamanian Steam merchant

Pink Star under her former name Lundby. Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NamePink Star
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,150 tons
Completed1926 - Ă–resundsvarvet A/B, Landskrona 
OwnerUS Lines Inc, New York 
Date of attack20 Sep 1941Nationality:      Panamanian
FateSunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)
Position61° 36'N, 35° 07'W - Grid AD 7583
Complement35 (13 dead and 22 survivors).
RouteNew York - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Completed in June 1926 as Norwegian Saga for Rederi A/S Saga (Hagb. Waage), Oslo. 1931 sold to Denmark and renamed Lundby for A.E. Reimann, Stensved. On 12 Jul 1941, seized in New York by the US government and transferred to the US War Shipping Administration. In August 1941 assigned to the US Lines Inc under a GAA agreement, renamed Pink Star and registered in Panama. 
Notes on event

At 01.51 hours on 20 Sep 1941, U-552 fired a spread of two torpedoes at convoy SC-44 and observed a hit on the targeted ship without seeing any effect and a hit on a ship beyond which sank immediately after breaking in two. In fact, only the Pink Star (Master John S. MacKenzie) was hit and sunk.

On boardWe have details of 14 people who were on board

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