Ships hit by U-boats

Simon Duhamel II

French Steam trawler

NameSimon Duhamel II
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage928 tons
Completed1930 - Hall, Russell & Co Ltd, Aberdeen 
OwnerLes Pecheries de Fécamp SA, Fécamp 
Date of attack2 Apr 1943Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-755 (Walter Göing)
Position36° 01'N, 2° 29'W - Grid CH 7566
Complement54 (53 dead and 1 survivor).
ConvoyTE-20 (straggler)
RouteGibraltar - Algiers 
History Completed in December 1930 
Notes on event

At 06.24 hours on 2 April 1943 the Simon Duhamel II, a straggler from convoy TE-20 due to engine problems, was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-755 off Cape d´Alboran and broke in two in a huge explosion. The forepart sank immediately and the stern after four minutes. The only survivor was rescued after two days.

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

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