American Motor fishing vessel
|Type:||Motor fishing vessel|
|Completed||1929 - Bath Iron Works, Bath ME|
|Owner||General Seafoods Co, Boston MA|
|Date of attack||28 Jul 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-754 (Hans Oestermann)|
|Position||43° 18'N, 63° 50'W - Grid BB 7768|
|Complement||17 (5 dead and 12 survivors).|
|Route||Boston - Western Bank, Sable Island Bank|
|Cargo||38 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 board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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