French Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg|
|Owner||Union Industrielle et Maritime SA, Dunkirk|
|Date of attack||19 Jan 1940||Nationality: French|
|Fate||Sunk by U-59 (Harald Jürst)|
|Position||52° 34'N, 2° 05'E - Grid AN 8417|
|Complement||? men (? dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Rouen (16 Jan) - The Downs (19 Jan) - Boston, Lincolnshire|
|History||Completed in December 1922 as German Düsseldorf for Hamburg-Amerika Linie (HAPAG), Hamburg. 1924 renamed Margarete for Ost-West Reederei, Hamburg. In November 1926 sold to the Netherlands and renamed Pallas for Koninklijke Nederlandsche Stoomboot Mij NV, Amsterdam. 1927 renamed Atlas and 1933 transferred to NV West-Indische Scheepvaart Mij, Willemstad. In November 1939 sold to France and renamed Quiberon for Union Industrielle et Maritime SA, Dunkirk. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.09 hours on 19 January 1940 the unescorted Quiberon (Master Arsène Guillevic) was hit on port side aft by one G7a torpedo from U-59 about 13 miles east of Great Yarmouth. The stern broke off and sank immediately, followed by the forward part that sank vertically within four minutes after being hit.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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