British Steam tanker
|Completed||1926 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Socony Vacuum Transportation Co Ltd, Montreal|
|Date of attack||31 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-66 (Friedrich Markworth)|
|Position||10° 36'N, 54° 34'W - Grid EE 9590|
|Complement||51 (30 dead and 21 survivors).|
|Route||Trinidad (28 Aug) - São Miguel, Azores|
|Cargo||12,500 tons of fuel oil|
|History||Completed in October 1926 as Pulpit Point for Vacuum Oil Co Ltd, London. 1934 renamed Winamac for Standard Transportation Co Ltd, Hong Kong. 1939 transferred to Socony Vacuum Transportation Co Ltd, Montreal. |
|Notes on event|
At 14.17 hours on 31 Aug 1942 the unescorted Winamac (Master Edgar Harrison), dispersed from convoy TRIN-3, was hit in the engine room by one of two torpedoes from U-66 about 390 miles east of Trinidad. The tanker burst into flames and sank quickly. The master, 26 crew members and three gunners were lost. 21 crew members were picked up by Empire Lugard and landed at Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 29 people who were on board.|
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