American Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (C-1 type)|
|Completed||1941 - Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Staten Island NY|
|Owner||United Fruit SS Co, New York|
|Date of attack||12 May 1943||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Damaged by U-195 (Heinz Buchholz)|
|Position||23° 21'S, 1° 22'W - Grid GG 1656|
|Complement||76 (0 dead and 76 survivors).|
|Route||New York (28 Mar) - Durban, South Africa - Suez|
|Cargo||7100 tons of food, ammunition, aircraft parts, jeeps, 20 tanks and a deck cargo of locomotives|
|Notes on event|
At 03.13 hours on 12 May 1943 the unescorted and zigzagging Cape Neddick (Master Harry Edward Stark) was hit by two torpedoes from U-195. The first torpedo struck aft at the #3 hatch on the bilge keel but did not explode. The other torpedo struck the #2 hatch. The explosion threw a sheet of flame and a column of water higher than the bridge and ripped a hole of 25 by 30 feet into the side. The ship rolled first to port, then to starboard and finally settled on an even keel.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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