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Victor Ross - (1939-1940)
"Victor Ross" was build in 1933,
for the Baltisch-Amerkanische Petroleum-Import GmbH, Danzig / KR Waried Tankschiff Rhederei GmbH, Hamburg.
1935 handed over to the Panama Transport Co., Panama ( Waried was still the manager ).
1939 handed over to the British Mexican Petroleum Co., London.
2.12.1940 on te voyage from Liverpool, in ballast, to New York, torpedoed by the U-43 and sunk.
All 44 crew members lost their lives.
"Victor Ross", between Madeira and Gibraltar in 1934, picture taken by my grandpa Hans Flügge.
( Photo Copyright Frank Behrends )
"Victor Ross" sailing for British Mexican Petroleum Co., London.
The Miramar Ship Index for "VICTOR ROSS"
Torpedoed and sunk by U 43, 56.04N/18.30W 2.12.1940 (44 dead)
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
VICTOR ROSS - 1933 DZ 2M (aft) (12)
12,424 GRT for Baltisch-Amerik. Petroleum Import G.m.b.H. (Waried Tankschiff Rhed.), Danzig, 521.4 x 70.3
Tanker built by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack (1) #699
1935 - Panama Transport Co., Panama, PA
1939 - British Mexican Petroleum Co., Ltd., London, BR 166868
Torpedoed and sunk by U 43, 2 Dec 1940, in 56.04N-18.30W,
voyage Liverpool - New York, in ballast.
Additional information from Uboat.net :
Name: Victor Ross
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 12.247 tons
Owner: British Mexican Petroleum Co, London
Date of attack: 2 Dec, 1940
Fate: Sunk by U-43 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position: 56.04N, 18.30W - Grid AL 6244
- See location on a map -
Complement: 44 men (44 dead).
Route: Liverpool - New York
Notes on loss: -