French Motor tanker
|Completed||1937 - Ateliers & Chantiers de France, Dunkirk|
|Owner||Compagnie Française des Pétroles, Paris|
|Date of attack||12 Oct 1939||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-48 (Herbert Schultze)|
|Position||50° 15'N, 14° 50'W - Grid BE 3246|
|Complement||? men (2 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Corpus Christi - Kingston, Jamaica (26 Sep) - Le Havre|
|Cargo||137.000 barrels of gasoline and crude oil|
|History||Completed in May 1937 as the biggest tanker of its time. |
|Notes on event|
At 18.08 hours on 12 Oct 1939 the Emile Miguet, a romper of convoy KJ-2 since 6 October, was shelled and stopped by U-48 190 miles southwest of Fastnet. At 18.20 hours, the U-boat fired a coup de grâce at the abandoned tanker which caught fire after being hit. The burned out wreck was scuttled by HMS Imogen (D 44) (Cdr E.B.K. Stevens, RN) the next day. The survivors were picked up by the American steam merchant Black Hawk.
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