American Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corp, Sparrow´s Point MD|
|Owner||Ore Steamship Corp, New York|
|Date of attack||27 Feb 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)|
|Position||35° 33'N, 74° 58'W - Grid CA 7936|
|Complement||39 (0 dead and 39 survivors).|
|Route||Cruz Grande, Chile - Baltimore|
|Cargo||23.000 tons of iron ore|
|Notes on event|
At 06.25 hours on 27 Feb 1942 the unescorted and unarmed Marore (Master Charles Ernest Nash) was hit on the port side amidships by one torpedo from U-432 3.5 miles off Wimble Shoals. After 15 minutes, the eight officers and 31 crewmen abandoned ship in three lifeboats, just as the U-boat began shelling the ship until 07.00 hours. As the bulk carrier rolled over and slowly sank, the U-boat left the area at 07.20 hours.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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