Honduran Steam merchant
|Completed||1904 - New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden NJ|
|Owner||United Fruit SS Co, New York|
|Date of attack||7 May 1942||Nationality: Honduran|
|Fate||Sunk by U-507 (Harro Schacht)|
|Position||28° 11'N, 87° 32'W - Grid DB 7426|
|Complement||45 (0 dead and 45 survivors).|
|Route||Puerto Cortez, Honduras - Mobile|
|History||Completed in August 1904 for Merchants & Miners Transportation Co, Baltimore MD. 1941 registered in Honduras for United Fruit SS Co, New York. |
|Notes on event|
Between 02.27 and 03.35 hours on 7 May 1942 the unescorted and unarmed Ontario (Master Anders Weesgaard) was shelled by U-507, while steaming a zigzag course at 12 knots. The day earlier, the ship was ordered to proceed to the nearest port after receiving a distress signal from the Alcoa Puritan, which was attacked and sunk by the same U-boat. U-507 attacked from the port quarter and destroyed the bridge, wheelhouse and the mainmast, after a distress signal was sent and soon left the burning and sinking vessel.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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