Panamanian Motor merchant
|Completed||1939 - Öresundsvarvet A/B, Landskrona|
|Owner||Cia de Navegacion y Tierras Elliot SA, Panama|
|Date of attack||8 Dec 1943||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-516 (Hans-Rutger Tillessen)|
|Position||9° 50'N, 78° 55'W - Grid EL 3156|
|Complement||27 (4 dead and 23 survivors).|
|Route||Barranquilla - Cristobal|
|Cargo||14,800 bags of coffee and 330 bundles of cinchona bark|
|History||Completed in March 1939 |
|Notes on event|
At 11.15 hours on 8 December 1943 the unescorted Colombia was hit in the bow by one of two torpedoes fired by U-516 and sank about 20 miles north of San Blas Point. The survivors made landfall on Porvenir Island the next day and USS SC-1023 was sent from Cristobal to pick them up, but the ship ran aground at Mandinga Point. USS PC-466 eventually recovered the submarine chaser and both vessels returned to Cristobal with the survivors from Colombia on 11 December.
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