Joseph Rodman Drake
American Steam merchant
|Name||Joseph Rodman Drake|
|Type:||Steam merchant (Liberty)|
|Completed||1942 - Permanente Metals Corp, Richmond CA|
|Date of attack||9 Mar 1943||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Damaged by U-510 (Karl Neitzel)|
|Position||7° 11'N, 52° 30'W - Grid EP 4168|
|Complement||67 (0 dead and 67 survivors).|
|Route||Alexandria - Durban - Paramaribo|
|History||Completed in September 1942 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.06, 03.07 and 03.10 hours on 9 March 1943, U-510 fired torpedoes at convoy BT-6 about 200 miles northeast of Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana and reported four ships sunk. In fact, Kelvinbank was sunk and George G. Meade, Tabitha Brown and Joseph Rodman Drake were damaged.
The only slightly damaged Joseph Rodman Drake arrived at Paramaribo on 10 March.
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