American Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (Liberty)|
|Completed||1943 - California Shipbuilding Corp, Los Angeles CA|
|Owner||Moore-McCormack SS Co, New York|
|Date of attack||3 Jan 1945||Nationality: American|
|Fate||A total loss by U-870 (Ernst Hechler)|
|Position||35° 51'N, 6° 24'W - Grid CG 9576|
|Complement||72 (0 dead and 72 survivors).|
|Route||Leghorn, Italy - Gibraltar (3 Jan) - Hampton Roads, Virginia|
|Cargo||1000 tons of iron ore as ballast|
|History||Completed December 1943 |
|Notes on event|
At 18.03 hours on 3 Jan 1945 the Henry Miller (Master Charles William Spear) in station #51 of convoy GUS-63 was torpedoed by U-870 22 miles southwest of Cape Spartel. One torpedo struck at the bulkhead between #2 and #3 holds. The engines were secured as a fire started at the #3 hold, but the holds were soon filled by water and it extinguished the flames.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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