Ships hit by U-boats


Pacific President

British Motor merchant



Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2545

NamePacific President
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage7,113 tons
Completed1928 - Deutsche Werke AG, Kiel 
OwnerFurness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack2 Dec 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-43 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position56° 04'N, 18° 45'W - Grid AL 6244
Complement52 (52 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOB-251
RouteLeith - New York 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in March 1928 
Notes on event

At 09.01 hours on 2 Dec 1940 the Pacific President (Master James Smith Stuart) in convoy OB-251 was hit by two torpedoes from U-43 and sank fast by the bow west-southwest of Rockall. The master, 50 crew members and one gunner were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 52 people who were on board

Location of attack on Pacific President.

ship sunk.


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