Ships hit by U-boats

F.J. Wolfe

British Motor tanker

NameF.J. Wolfe
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage12,190 tons
Completed1932 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack 
OwnerAnglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack10 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-96 (Hans-Jürgen Hellriegel)
Position51° 30'N, 28° 25'W - Grid AK 9929
Complement56 (0 dead and 56 survivors).
RouteGreenock - New York - Trinidad 
History In 1940 the F.J. Wolfe of the Panama Transport Co, Panama was sold to Britain. 
Notes on event

Between 16.31 and 16.33 hours on 10 Sep 1942, U-96 fired four torpedoes at four ships in convoy ON-127 and hit three ships: Elisabeth van Belgie and Sveve sank and F.J. Wolfe was damaged, but was able to continue with convoy.

On 16 September, the F.J. Wolfe was further damaged in a collision with the British steam merchant Empire Soldier (the former German Konsul Hendrik Fisser captured by Britain on 22 Nov 1939) from the same convoy in 47°35N/51°44W. The other ship sank after the collision, while the tanker arrived at St.Johns the same day.


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