Ships hit by U-boats


American Motor fishing vessel

Photo courtesy of Bath Iron Works

Type:Motor fishing vessel
Tonnage260 tons
Completed1929 - Bath Iron Works, Bath ME 
OwnerGeneral Seafoods Co, Boston MA 
Date of attack28 Jul 1942Nationality:      American
FateSunk by U-754 (Hans Oestermann)
Position43° 18'N, 63° 50'W - Grid BB 7768
Complement17 (5 dead and 12 survivors).
RouteBoston - Western Bank, Sable Island Bank 
Cargo38 tons of ice and provisions 
History Completed in November 1929 
Notes on event

At 08.00 hours on 28 July 1942, U-754 began shelling the unescorted and unarmed Ebb (Master Philip J. Colbert) about 45 miles southeast of Cape Sable, Nova Scotia from about 50 yards off the starboard quarter steering parallel to the trawler. The U-boat sank her with fifty 88mm rounds and 20mm gunfire, as the crew of four officers and 13 men abandoned ship in one lifeboat. The master and four men died and seven others were wounded. The surviving three officers and nine men were picked up after 14 hours by HMS Witherington (D 76) (Lt R. Horncastle, RN) and taken to Boston.

On boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

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