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At 07.40 hours on 7 July 1942, U-255 fired a spread of two torpedoes at two freighters from the convoy PQ-17 which had been dispersed on Admiralty orders in the Barents Sea on 4 July. The torpedoes missed due to the great distance of about 6000 meters, but another torpedo fired at 09.27 hours hit the Alcoa Ranger (Master Vernon Lancelot Jubb). The torpedo struck on the starboard side at the #2 hold, opening a large hole and causing the vessel to list heavily to starboard.

At 07.40 hours on 7 July 1942, U-255 fired a spread of two torpedoes at two freighters from the convoy PQ-17 which had been dispersed on Admiralty orders in the Barents Sea on 4 July. The torpedoes missed due to the great distance of about 6000 meters, but another torpedo fired at 09.27 hours hit the Alcoa Ranger (Master Vernon Lancelot Jubb). The torpedo struck on the starboard side at the #2 hold, opening a large hole and causing the vessel to list heavily to starboard.

At 10.24 hours on 30 May 1942, lookouts on the unarmed and unescorted Alcoa Shipper (Master Alderman Logan Scott) spotted the U-404 surfacing about 500 miles east of Cape Charles, Virginia. Despite using two different zigzag patterns, just then one torpedo struck the starboard side at the fireroom and caused the boiler to explode. The vessel immediately stopped and settled within five minutes, so fast that the two lifeboats being launched became fouled and went down with the ship.

At 10.24 hours on 30 May 1942, lookouts on the unarmed and unescorted Alcoa Shipper (Master Alderman Logan Scott) spotted the U-404 surfacing about 500 miles east of Cape Charles, Virginia. Despite using two different zigzag patterns, just then one torpedo struck the starboard side at the fireroom and caused the boiler to explode. The vessel immediately stopped and settled within five minutes, so fast that the two lifeboats being launched became fouled and went down with the ship.

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At 09.41 hours on 15 Jan 1942 the unescorted Coimbra (Master John Patrick Barnard) was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-123, which had spotted the lights of the tanker astern while the U-boat was proceeding eastbound following the southern shore of Long Island. The torpedo struck on the starboard side just aft of the superstructure. A huge towering explosion lit up the night sky and the cargo of oil quickly caught fire and spread across the water.

Coimbra (British Steam tanker) - The tanker was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean by ( Kriegsmarine) with the loss of 36 of her 46 crew. Survivors were rescued by USS Rowan and another destroyer (both United States Navy).

At 08.38 hours on 4 Feb 1941 the Ringhorn (Master Trygve Terkelsen), a straggler from convoy OB-280 since 2 February due to bad weather, was hit by one torpedo from U-52. The torpedo struck in the starboard bow, causing a list to port and destroying the starboard lifeboat. The port boat with about eleven men reached the water, but turned over when the ship capsized and was hit by the funnel. Four of the men managed to reach a raft in the heavy seas but were not able to help the others that…

At 08.38 hours on 4 Feb 1941 the Ringhorn (Master Trygve Terkelsen), a straggler from convoy OB-280 since 2 February due to bad weather, was hit by one torpedo from U-52. The torpedo struck in the starboard bow, causing a list to port and destroying the starboard lifeboat. The port boat with about eleven men reached the water, but turned over when the ship capsized and was hit by the funnel. Four of the men managed to reach a raft in the heavy seas but were not able to help the others that…

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Atlantic Sun (American Motor tanker) - 10 February 1943 the Queen Anne (Master Charles Hicking Radford) in convoy CA-11 was torpedoed and sunk by U-509 eight miles south-southwest of Cape Agulhas, South Africa. The master and four crew members were lost. 30 crew members and nine gunners survived: 17 survivors were picked up by HMS St. Zeno (FY 280)

Atlantic Sun (American Motor tanker) - 10 February 1943 the Queen Anne (Master Charles Hicking Radford) in convoy CA-11 was torpedoed and sunk by U-509 eight miles south-southwest of Cape Agulhas, South Africa. The master and four crew members were lost. 30 crew members and nine gunners survived: 17 survivors were picked up by HMS St. Zeno (FY 280)

At 22.21 hours on 31 Oct 1942 the unescorted Aldington Court (Master Alfred Stuart) was hit by two G7a torpedoes from U-172 while steaming on a non-evasive course at 10 knots in fine weather about 1000 miles west of Port Nolloth, South West Africa. The ship had left Trinidad in convoy TRIN-16 which was dispersed during the night of 11/12 October. The torpedo tracks were seen to approach from the starboard beam, but it was too late to take avoiding action and they struck below the bridge...

At 22.21 hours on 31 Oct 1942 the unescorted Aldington Court (Master Alfred Stuart) was hit by two G7a torpedoes from U-172 while steaming on a non-evasive course at 10 knots in fine weather about 1000 miles west of Port Nolloth, South West Africa. The ship had left Trinidad in convoy TRIN-16 which was dispersed during the night of 11/12 October. The torpedo tracks were seen to approach from the starboard beam, but it was too late to take avoiding action and they struck below the bridge...

At 21.03 hours on 17 March 1942 the unescorted Allende (Master Thomas James Williamson) was hit on the starboard side amidships by one torpedo from U-68 about 18 miles south of Cape Palmas, Liberia. Five crew members on watch below were lost. The master, 30 crew members and seven gunners abandoned ship in two lifeboats and were questioned by the Germans before the U-boat fired a coup de grâce at 22.28 hours. The G7a torpedo hit aft and caused her to sink by the stern within five minutes.

At 21.03 hours on 17 March 1942 the unescorted Allende (Master Thomas James Williamson) was hit on the starboard side amidships by one torpedo from U-68 about 18 miles south of Cape Palmas, Liberia. Five crew members on watch below were lost. The master, 30 crew members and seven gunners abandoned ship in two lifeboats and were questioned by the Germans before the U-boat fired a coup de grâce at 22.28 hours. The G7a torpedo hit aft and caused her to sink by the stern within five minutes.

At 18.01 hours on 11 June 1942 the unescorted and unarmed American (Master Robert M. Pierce) was attacked with two torpedoes from U-504 off Honduras as she prepared to alter her zigzag course. The first torpedo struck the after peak tank on the starboard side, about five feet below the waterline, demolishing the after part of the ship, the rudder and the propeller. The second torpedo struck the starboard side at the mainmast in the #4 hold. Eleven minutes later a third torpedo hit the…

At 18.01 hours on 11 June 1942 the unescorted and unarmed American (Master Robert M. Pierce) was attacked with two torpedoes from U-504 off Honduras as she prepared to alter her zigzag course. The first torpedo struck the after peak tank on the starboard side, about five feet below the waterline, demolishing the after part of the ship, the rudder and the propeller. The second torpedo struck the starboard side at the mainmast in the #4 hold. Eleven minutes later a third torpedo hit the…

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