British Motor merchant
|Completed||1923 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||Pacific Steam Navigation Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||17 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-658 (Hans Senkel)|
|Position||18° 45'N, 75° 04'W - Grid DN 7892|
|Complement||58 (0 dead and 58 survivors).|
|Route||Cristobal - Guantanamo Bay - Liverpool|
|Cargo||General cargo, including ore, cereals, cotton and hemp|
|History||Completed in July 1923. On 31 May 1942, the Laguna picked up 17 survivors from a lifeboat of Yorkmoor, which had been sunk by U-506 (Würdemann) three days earlier.|
Broken up at Barrow-in-Furness in August 1952.
|Notes on event|
At 06.19 on 17 Aug 1942, U-658 fired a spread of two torpedoes at convoy PG-6 in the Windward Passage west of Haiti and hit the Fort la Reine with the first torpedo after 3 minutes 50 seconds and observed the ship sinking after eight minutes. The second torpedo hit the Laguna after 4 minutes 10 seconds and Senkel reported the sinking of this ship, but could not observe it.
The Laguna was towed to Guantanamo, was repaired at Galveston and returned to service in November 1942.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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