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Charles F. Meyer - (1938-1955)
The "Charles F. Meyer", was built in 1938 for the Oriental Tankers, Ltd., Hong Kong, by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg.
After several lucky escapes, see below, during World War 2, she was sold as "Pacific Triumph" in 1955.
Seen here, whilst she was being repaired at the dockside at Newport News, Virginia, between 1948 and 1949.
Finally scrapped in 1969 at Kaoshiung.
( Photo by E.P. Griffith, Newport News, VA. )
( Thanks to Lorna Welsh, daughter of George Stewart (from Scotland) who was a marine engineer,
serving with the American Merchant Navy. )
"Charles F. Meyer".
"Charles F. Meyer".
Additional information Starke & Schell registers :
CHARLES F. MEYER - 1938 BR 1M (aft) (12)
10,516 GRT for Oriental Tankers, Ltd., Hong Kong 490.5 x 70.0
Tanker build by Blohm & Voss, Hamburg (110 #513 166606
1940 - Oriental Trade & Transport Co., Ltd., London
03/04/1940 Mined but repaired.
11/27/1940 Torpedoed but repaired.
1955 - PACIFIC TRIUMPH, Cia. Maritima Asiatic-Panamense, S.A., Panama [C. Y. Tung], PA
1955 - ATLANTIC TRIUMPH, s/o
1956 - Atlantic Bulk Carriers, Ind., Panama - converted to an ore-oil carrier 10,103 grt [C.Y. Tung]
1963 - OCEANIC TRIUMPH, Universal Marine Corp., Monrovia, [C. Y. Tung], LI ,1811
Broken up at Kaohsiung 1969 by Ying Tung Co., Ltd.,
arrived 25.12.1968, work began in 04.1969.
The Miramar Ship Index for "CHARLES F. MEYER"
1955 PACIFIC TRIUMPH - 1955 ATLANTIC TRIUMPH -
[ 1956 converted to ore carrier, 10103 grt ] -
1963 OCEANIC TRIUMPH
Scrapped at Kaohsiung 25.12.1968.
Additional information from Uboat.net :
Name: Charles F. Meyer
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 10.516 tons
Completed: 1938 - Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel
Owner: Oriental Tankers Ltd (Standard Transp. Co Ltd), Hong Kong
Homeport: Hong Kong
Date of attack: 27 Nov, 1940
Fate: Damaged by U-104 (Harald Jürst)
Position: 56N, 13.52W -
- See location on a map -
Notes on loss:
There is no attack report from another U-boat for the Charles F. Meyer, so she must have
been attacked by the missing U-104.