Panamanian Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Long Beach Shipbuilding Co, Long Beach CA|
|Owner||National Bulk Carriers Inc, New York|
|Date of attack||18 Jul 1942||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||10° 58'N, 61° 20'W - Grid ED 9865|
|Complement||35 (4 dead and 31 survivors).|
|Route||Rosario - Buenos Aires - Trinidad - Edgewater|
|Cargo||7138 tons of linseed|
|History||Completed in June 1919 as West Kasson for US Shipping Board (USSB). 1926 renamed Cuzco for W.R. Grace & Co, New York. 1940 renamed Carmona and registered in Panama for National Bulk Carriers Inc, New York. |
|Notes on event|
At 16.33 hours on 18 July 1942 the unescorted and unarmed Carmona (Master Charles Beke) was hit by one torpedo from U-160 on the starboard side in the engine room, wrecking the engines and killing four men. Ten minutes later a second torpedo hit the starboard side at #2 hatch. Two other torpedoes hit also the starboard side about five minutes later. The ship turned on her side and sank 30 minutes after the first hit southeast of Trinidad. The survivors abandoned ship in two lifeboats after the first hit and were picked up by the American patrol boat USS YPC-68, which was about two miles inshore of the Carmona when she was hit and were taken to Port of Spain.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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