American Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (Liberty)|
|Completed||1942 - Todd-Houston Shipbuilding Corp, Houston TX|
|Owner||J.H. Winchester & Co Inc, New York|
|Date of attack||28 Feb 1943||Nationality: American|
|Fate||Damaged by U-371 (Waldemar Mehl)|
|Position||37° 03'N, 3° 58'E - Grid CH 9468|
|Complement||100 (0 dead and 100 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Casablanca - Gibraltar - Algiers|
|Cargo||4800 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in August 1942|
Broken up at Philadelphia in March 1960.
|Notes on event|
At 17.10 hours on 28 Feb 1943, U-371 fired one torpedo at an eastbound convoy off Dellys, Algeria and observed the hit. At 17.18 hours, Mehl fired another torpedo, heard a hit, but no detonation after 35 seconds.
The Daniel Carroll (Master Kenneth Walker Pratt) was struck by one torpedo on the starboard side at the bow. A second torpedo struck the ship but failed to explode. The explosion extensively damaged the Liberty ship, but the ten officers, 33 men, 27 armed guards (the ship was armed with one 5in, one 3in and eight 20mm guns) and 30 passengers remained on board. A British tug towed the Daniel Carroll to Algiers, where she arrived on 1 March. The most of her cargo was saved by Salvors. on 11 May, she proceeded to Gibraltar for intermediate repairs, arriving two days later. On 22 July, left in convoy GUS-10 for New York, where she arrived on 9 August. She returned to service in July 1944.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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