Ships hit by U-boats

Daniel Carroll

American Steam merchant

NameDaniel Carroll
Type:Steam merchant (Liberty)
Tonnage7,176 tons
Completed1942 - Todd-Houston Shipbuilding Corp, Houston TX 
OwnerJ.H. Winchester & Co Inc, New York 
Date of attack28 Feb 1943Nationality:      American
FateDamaged by U-371 (Waldemar Mehl)
Position37° 03'N, 3° 58'E - Grid CH 9468
Complement100 (0 dead and 100 survivors).
RouteNew York - Casablanca - Gibraltar - Algiers 
Cargo4800 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in August 1942

Broken up at Philadelphia in March 1960. 
Notes on event

At 17.10 hours on 28 Feb 1943, U-371 fired one torpedo at an eastbound convoy off Dellys, Algeria and observed the hit. At 17.18 hours, Mehl fired another torpedo, heard a hit, but no detonation after 35 seconds.

The Daniel Carroll (Master Kenneth Walker Pratt) was struck by one torpedo on the starboard side at the bow. A second torpedo struck the ship but failed to explode. The explosion extensively damaged the Liberty ship, but the ten officers, 33 men, 27 armed guards (the ship was armed with one 5in, one 3in and eight 20mm guns) and 30 passengers remained on board. A British tug towed the Daniel Carroll to Algiers, where she arrived on 1 March. The most of her cargo was saved by Salvors. on 11 May, she proceeded to Gibraltar for intermediate repairs, arriving two days later. On 22 July, left in convoy GUS-10 for New York, where she arrived on 9 August. She returned to service in July 1944.

The Daniel Carroll had left New York for Casablanca in convoy UGS-4 and was then proceeding from Gibraltar to Algiers in station #23 of convoy TE-16.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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