Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Mica

British Steam tanker

NameEmpire Mica
Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage8,032 tons
Completed1941 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough 
OwnerAnglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack29 Jun 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-67 (Günther Müller-Stöckheim)
Position29° 25'N, 85° 17'W - Grid DB 4987
Complement47 (33 dead and 14 survivors).
RouteHouston, Texas - New Orleans, Louisiana - Key West - UK 
Cargo12,000 tons of vapourising oil 
History Completed in July 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Notes on event

At 07.50 hours on 29 June 1942 the unescorted Empire Mica (Master Hugh Gordon Bradford Bentley) was hit on the port side by two G7a torpedoes from U-67 in the Gulf of Mexico southwest of Cape St. George, Florida. The tanker immediately caught fire, exploded and sank after breaking apart. Two of the three launched lifeboats were caught in the flaming oil on the surface and its occupants died. 27 crew members and six gunners were lost. The master and 13 crew members were picked up by the motor boats Sea Dream and Countess from Apalachicola and landed at Panama City.

On boardWe have details of 36 people who were on board

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