Ships hit by U-boats

Albert F. Paul

American Sailing ship

NameAlbert F. Paul
Type:Sailing ship
Tonnage735 tons
Completed1917 - William G. Abbott, Milford DE 
OwnerAlbert Shipping Co, Baltimore MD 
Date of attack13 Mar 1942Nationality:      American
FateSunk by U-332 (Johannes Liebe)
Position36° 00'N, 72° 00'W - Grid CA 8681
Complement8 (8 dead - no survivors)
RouteTurks Island - Baltimore 
Notes on event

At 05.00 hours on 13 March 1942, U-332 spotted the unescorted and unarmed four-masted schooner Albert F. Paul (Master William Mack Martino) about 160 miles north-northeast of Cape Hatteras. Liebe considered using his deck gun to sink the ship, but the heavy seas prevented this. At 07.14 hours, a first torpedo passed under the bowsprit, but six minutes later a second torpedo struck under the third mast and sank the schooner immediately. There were no survivors, the master and seven crew members were lost.

On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

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