Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

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Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage10,389 tons
Completed1936 - Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel 
OwnerBritish Mexican Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack25 Mar 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-105 (Heinrich Schuch)
Position34° 46'N, 67° 40'W - Grid CB 7779
Complement49 (49 dead - no survivors)
RoutePort Arthur, Texas - Halifax - UK 
Cargo14.000 tons of clean petroleum product 
History Completed in April 1936 
Notes on event

At 06.09 hours on 25 March 1942 the unescorted Narragansett (Master Michael Blackburn Roberts) was hit in the stern by one torpedo from U-105 about 400 miles east of Hampton Roads, Virginia and sank burning after a hit with a coup de grĂ¢ce at 06.18 hours. The master, 42 crew members and six gunners were lost. The tanker had been missed by a spread of three torpedoes at 04.01 hours and a spread of two torpedoes at 04.08 hours.

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