Ships hit by U-boats

Emile Miguet

French Motor tanker

Photo courtesy of El Musée Portuaire, Dunkirk

NameEmile Miguet
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage14,115 tons
Completed1937 - Ateliers & Chantiers de France, Dunkirk 
OwnerCompagnie Française des Pétroles, Paris 
HomeportLe Havre 
Date of attack12 Oct 1939Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)
Position50° 15'N, 14° 50'W - Grid BE 3246
Complement? men (2 dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyKJ-2 (romper)
RouteCorpus Christi - Kingston, Jamaica (26 Sep) - Le Havre 
Cargo137.000 barrels of gasoline and crude oil 
History Completed in May 1937 as the biggest tanker of its time. 
Notes on event

At 18.08 hours on 12 Oct 1939 the Emile Miguet, a romper of convoy KJ-2 since 6 October, was shelled and stopped by U-48 190 miles southwest of Fastnet. At 18.20 hours, the U-boat fired a coup de grâce at the abandoned tanker which caught fire after being hit. The burned out wreck was scuttled by HMS Imogen (D 44) (Cdr E.B.K. Stevens, RN) the next day. The survivors were picked up by the American steam merchant Black Hawk.


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