Panamanian Motor tanker
|Completed||1928 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack|
|Owner||Panama Transport Co (Standard Oil Co), Panama|
|Date of attack||6 Jun 1942||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-68 (Karl-Friedrich Merten)|
|Position||17° 33'N, 67° 55'W - Grid ED 1484|
|Complement||58 (3 dead and 55 survivors).|
|Route||Aruba - New York|
|Cargo||125.812 barrels fuel oil and 39 tons dry cargo|
|Notes on event|
At 03.07 hours on 6 June 1942 the unescorted C.O. Stillman (Master Daniel H. Larsen) was struck by one torpedo from U-68 on the starboard side abaft the midship house setting the after end of the house on fire. The engines were secured and the most of the 47 crewmen, eight armed guards and three workaways from other tankers aboard abandoned ship in two lifeboats and four rafts. 20 minutes later another torpedo hit the ship on the starboard side forward of the engine room, showering the deck with fuel oil and debris. The remaining men aboard jumped overboard and swam to the rafts, while the tanker sank within two minutes 60 miles southwest of Puerto Rico. Three crew members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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