American Steam merchant
|Completed||1910 - Maryland Steel Co, Sparrow´s Point MD|
|Owner||A.H. Bull & Co Inc, New York|
|Date of attack||17 Jun 1942||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Sunk by U-129 (Hans-Ludwig Witt)|
|Position||23° 12'N, 79° 58'W - Grid DM 5375|
|Complement||35 (11 dead and 24 survivors).|
|Route||Georgetown, British Guiana - St.Thomas, Virgin Islands - Mobile|
|Cargo||4300 tons of bauxite ore|
|Notes on event|
At 23.03 hours on 17 June 1942 the unescorted Millinocket (Master Lewis Wesley Callis) was hit by one torpedo from U-129, while steaming on a nonevasive course at 9 knots off La Isabela, Cuba. The torpedo struck between the #4 and #5 holds above 12 feet below the waterline. The explosion opened a large hole in the hull, blew some men overboard and killed the chief gunner. The ship sank rapidly on even keel within three minutes. No distress signals were sent and the guns were never manned (the ship was armed with one 6pdr and two .30cal guns).
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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