French Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - Ateliers & Chantiers de St. Nazaire (Penhoët) SA, St. Nazaire|
|Owner||Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, Paris|
|Date of attack||13 Oct 1939||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||50° 14'N, 15° 20'W - Grid BE 3544|
|Complement||? men (1 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Antwerp - Havana - Gulf ports|
|History||Completed in May 1921 as Notre Dame de Fourvière for Compagnie de Navigation Mixte, Marseilles. 1929 renamed Louisiane for Compagnie Générale Transatlantique, Le Havre. |
|Notes on event|
At 08.14 hours on 13 October 1939 the unescorted Louisiane, a straggler from convoy OA-17, was stopped with gunfire by U-48 about 230 miles west-southwest of Cape Clear. After the crew abandoned ship, the vessel was shelled from 08.35 until 08.45 hours and sank ten minutes later. One crew member was lost. The survivors were later picked up by HMS Imogen (D 44) (Cdr E.B.K. Stevens, RN).
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