American Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Ames Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Seattle WA|
|Owner||Pope & Talbot Inc, San Francisco CA|
|Date of attack||26 Jan 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-125 (Ulrich Folkers)|
|Position||35° 03'N, 73° 10'W - Grid CA 8883|
|Complement||45 (45 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York (24 Jan) - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Trinidad - Buenos Aires|
|Notes on event|
At 05.56 hours on 26 Jan 1942 the unescorted West Ivis (Master Alfred C. Larsen) was hit underneath the stack and in the engine room by two G7e stern torpedoes from U-125, broke in two and sank in 14 minutes off Cape Hatteras. The ship had been missed by a first torpedo at 04.52 hours. The Germans observed lifeboats, but did not question the survivors. The eight officers, 28 crewmen and nine armed guards (the ship was armed with one 4in, four .50cal and four .30cal guns) were lost.
|On board||We have details of 45 people who were on board.|
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