Ships hit by U-boats

P.L.M. 15

French Steam merchant

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NameP.L.M. 15
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,754 tons
Completed1921 - Smith’s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough 
OwnerSociété Maritime de Transports et d’Affrètements, Rouen 
Date of attack18 Feb 1940Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-37 (Werner Hartmann)
Position43° 37'N, 9° 15'W - Grid BF 7837
Complement42 (42 dead - no survivors)
Convoy65-KS (straggler)
RoutePepel, Sierra Leone - Casablanca - Brest 
History Completed in October 1921 
Notes on event

At 08.23 hours on 18 Feb 1940, U-37 fired one torpedo at the P.L.M. 15, a straggler from convoy 65-KS and observed how the ships sank within 40 seconds after being hit amidships about 30 miles from Cape Villano. The master, 36 crew members and five gunners were lost.

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