Ships hit by U-boats


Lucerna

British Motor tanker


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NameLucerna
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage6,556 tons
Completed1930 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow 
OwnerH.E. Moss & Co, Liverpool 
HomeportLiverpool 
Date of attack2 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateDamaged by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position55° 18'N, 16° 39'W - Grid AL 6616
Complement30 (0 dead and 30 survivors).
ConvoyOB-191
RouteSwansea (27 Jul) - Milford Haven - Abadan 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in August 1930

Post-war:
1950 sold to Germany and renamed Winnetou for F. & W. Joch, Hamburg. Broken up at Bremen in August 1959. 
Notes on event

At 03.43 hours on 2 Aug 1940 the Lucerna in convoy OB-191 was hit amidships by one G7e torpedo from U-99. She initially stopped and was later attacked by the U-boat with gunfire, but managed to escape and reached Greenock on 8 August. The tanker was repaired at Liverpool and returned to service in May 1941.

 

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