Sinking of Steel Seafarer Sept 1941

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Sinking of Steel Seafarer Sept 1941

Post by Urmel » 15 Aug 2021 21:42

Seekrieg only notes she carried military equipment. Does anyone know what it was?
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Re: Sinking of Steel Seafarer Sept 1941

Post by OpanaPointer » 15 Aug 2021 22:40

http://www.isthmianlines.com/ships/sa_s ... afarer.htm Lists "general cargo". The company may have more info, or whoever inherited their files.
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Re: Sinking of Steel Seafarer Sept 1941

Post by Urmel » 16 Aug 2021 15:57

Thank you!
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Re: Sinking of Steel Seafarer Sept 1941

Post by Andy H » 10 Oct 2021 17:04

Urmel wrote:
15 Aug 2021 21:42
Seekrieg only notes she carried military equipment. Does anyone know what it was?
Hi Andreas

Hope this helps
9/5 - On a voyage from New York to Suez, Eqypt the vessel, clearly marked with an American flag painted on the side, came under attack by a German plane in the Red Sea, position 27.20 N, 34.15 E, at 11:28 PM. Steaming at 4 knots with 7,000 tons of general cargo, she proceeded with her navigational lights lit in clear weather and rough seas. The vessel was struck by one bomb in the #5 double bottom tank. The Master, John D. R. Halliday, immediately stopped engines and ordered the ship abandoned. The crew launched three boats and the vessel rolled over and sank in 15 mins. All nine officers and 27 crewmen reached Eqypt the next day, 5 men receiving treatment ashore for injuries. "Seaports South of Sahara" reported this vessel was carrying 5,700 tons of munitions, being one of numerous American flag freighters carrying, under lucrative charter terms, munitions for British operations in North Africa
http://www.isthmianlines.com/ships/sa_s ... afarer.htm

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Re: Sinking of Steel Seafarer Sept 1941

Post by Urmel » 11 Oct 2021 12:05

Thanks a lot Andy!
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