D/S El Lago

Kallesignal
HPXE
Rederi
United States Maritime Commission,USA
Nasjonalitet
Panama flaggPanama
Hjemmehavn
Panama RP

Verft

Navn
Downey S.B. Corp., Arlington,New York
Byggeår
1920
Byggenummer
15
Leveringsmåned
November

Annet

  • Deltok i 2. verdenskrig
  • Torpedert, 11.10.1942
  • Sivilt skip

Tonnasje

Bruttotonnasje:
4.219
Nettotonnasje:
2.557

Maskin/motor

Maskin-/motortype:
Triple 3 cyl.
Maskin-/motor ytelse:
NHK 359

Dimensjoner

Lengde:
334.6'
Bredde:
47.1'
Dypgående:
23.1'
  • HISTORIKK:
    v/H. Larsson-Fedde 

    11/1920: Levert som EL LAGO til Southern Pacific Co. Inc., New York, USA
    00/1926: Overført til Southern Pacific S. S. Lines, New York, USA
    06/1941: Rekvirert av United States Maritime Commission, USA, Panama
    10/1942: Torpedert og senket 11/10-1942 av tysk ubåt U 615( Kapitänleutnant Ralph Kapitzky)
                    i pos. N 51.03', W 46.15' på reise Reykjavik til New York i ballast. 2 personer reddet,
                    57 personer omkom.

     

    "The Master asked the Commanding Officer of the U-615 what he intended to do with the others on the rafts. His only answer was, "This is war!" He then ordered the two below. The Master judged the time to be about 1715 at this time. No survivors were ever found so it can be assumed they died from exposure or drowning.
    The U-615 arrived at La Pallice, France on October 30th. Captain Abrahamson was taken to the prison at La Rochelle and the Engineer to a hospital in Bordeaux suffering from severe burns. Captain Abrahamson was transferred to a prison camp for Merchant Seamen at Bremen. He was repatriated to the U.S. from Oslo, Norway on the Liberty ship SS M.E. COMERFORD on July 30, 1945 arriving in New York on August 16th where he reported to U.S. Lines office.
    The Engineer was hospitalized a La Rochelle for 14 days and then taken to Bordeaux where he remained until December 20, 1942. He was then returned to La Rochelle, placed in prison for 2 days, and then taken by train to Camp Marlag in Bremen where he was reunited with Capt. Abrahamson. He was repatriated to the U.S. from Rotterdam on August 29,1945 aboard the SS MORGANTOWN VICTORY arriving in New York on September 7, 1945.
    Capt. Abrahamson was a Norwegian citizen from Kristiansand where his wife was living. Mr. Baas, the 1st Engineer, was a Dutch citizen but lived with his wife in New York City.

    The Merchant crew was made up of 7 Norwegians, 8 Chinese, 5 Canadians, 5 Belgians, 3 Dutch, 2 Swedes, 2 Scots, and one each from Denmark, Ireland, Estonia, Portugal, Latvia, Poland, and the U.S."

    Se også:
    https://uboat.net/allies/merchants/ship/2261.html

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