American Steam merchant
|Completed||1915 - Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co, Newport News VA|
|Owner||New York & Puerto Rican SS Co (Agwilines Inc), New York|
|Date of attack||5 Mar 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-126 (Ernst Bauer)|
|Position||22° 14'N, 71° 23'W - Grid DN 5695|
|Complement||36 (36 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Guanica, Puerto Rico - Boston|
|History||Completed in July 1915 as steam merchant Mariana for New York & Puerto Rican SS Co (Agwilines Inc), New York. In July 1918 requisitioned by the US Navy, commissioned as transport USS Mariana (ID # 3944) and assigned to the Naval Overseas Transportation Service. After two voyages to France the ship was decommissioned and returned to the owner by the US Shipping Board (USSB) in April 1919. |
|Notes on event|
At 22.44 hours on 5 March 1942 the unescorted and unarmed Mariana (Master Ivan Elroy Hurlstone) was hit aft of the mast by one torpedo from U-126 off Turks Island and sank within five minutes. The crew of eight officers and 28 crewmen all perished.
|On board||We have details of 36 people who were on board.|
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