Ships hit by U-boats


San Felix

British Steam tanker



NameSan Felix
Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage13,037 tons
Completed1921 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
OwnerEagle Oil & Shipping Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack20 May 1941Nationality:      British
 
FateDamaged by U-111 (Wilhelm Kleinschmidt)
Position57° 32'N, 40° 21'W - Grid AJ 3542
Complement53 (0 dead and 53 survivors).
ConvoyOB-322 (dispersed)
RouteBowling - Curaçao 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in July 1921

Post-war:
Broken up at Briton Ferry in October 1957. 
Notes on event

At 16.44 hours on 20 May 1941 the unescorted San Felix (Master George Wentworth Highley), dispersed from convoy OB-322, was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-111 about 175 miles southeast of Cape Farewell. She escaped in a rain squall with a slight list to starboard after evading a second attack by zagging. The tanker arrived in St. John’s on 26 May. After temporary repairs, she continued to New York after two months and returned to service in October 1941.

 
On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

Location of attack on San Felix.

ship damaged.


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