Ships hit by U-boats


Panamanian Motor tanker

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,546 tons
Completed1925 - Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel 
OwnerPanama Transport Co (Standard Oil Co), Panama 
Date of attack3 Nov 1942Nationality:      Panamanian
FateSunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)
Position12° 16'N, 64° 06'W - Grid ED 8298
Complement48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).
RouteCaripito - Trinidad - Guantanamo Bay - New York 
CargoFuel oil 
History Completed in November 1925 for Baltisch-Amerikanische Petroleum Import GmbH, Danzig. 1935 transferred to Panama Transport Co, Panama. 
Notes on event

At 11.37 hours on 3 Nov 1942, U-160 attacked convoy TAG-18 for the third time west of Grenada and sank the Gypsum Empress and Leda.

The Leda was taken in tow, but on 5 November foundered in shallow waters about 30 miles northwest of Trinidad in 11°12N/62°18W.

On boardWe have details of 47 people who were on board

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