Panamanian Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - Albina Engine & Machine Works Inc, Portland OR|
|Owner||Transpacific Steamship Co, Panama|
|Date of attack||23 May 1942||Nationality: Panamanian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-155 (Adolf Cornelius Piening)|
|Position||13° 12'N, 61° 20'W - Grid ED 9314|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Bermuda - St. Vincent - Trinidad|
|History||Completed in December 1918 as Callabasas for US Shipping Board and 1920 sold to Atlantic Fruit Co. 1929 sold to Hammond Lumber Co, San Franciso and renamed Watsonville. 1941 sold to Transpacific Steamship Co and registered in Panama. |
|Notes on event|
At 22.04 hours on 23 May 1942 the unescorted Watsonville was hit aft by one torpedo from U-155 and sank after 16 minutes in the St. Vincent passage.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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