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Cadillac (II) - (1917-1941)
The second "Cadillac" was build in 1917 and had a deadweight of 15.000 tons.
"Cadillac" silhouette drawing, a scan from the Book "Taschebuch der handels-flooten 1940", a pocket book used by U-Boat captains, during WW2.
Additional Information from the Starke & Schell Ships-registers ;
CADILLAC - 1917 BR 1Q (aft) (10½)
11,106 GRT for Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd., Newcastle 530.2 x 66.3
Tanker build by Palmers' SB. & Iron Co., Ltd., Newcastle (12) #848 140703
1930 - cargo tank section renewed
Torpedoed and sunk by U 552, 1 March 1941, in 59.44 N-11.16 W,
voyage Aruba - Avonmouth, aviation spirit.
The Miramar Ship Index for "CADILLAC"
Torpedoed 59.44 N/11.16 W on 01.03.1941 (37 dead) & sank 02.03.1941
Additional Information from U-Boatnet :
Type: Steam tanker
Tonnage: 12.062 tons
Completed: 1917 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow and Hebburn-on-Tyne
Owner: Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London
Date of attack: 1 Mar, 1941
Fate: Sunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)
Position: 59.44N, 11.16W - Grid AM 2175
- See location on a map -
Complement: 42 (37 dead and 5 survivors).
Route: Aruba - Halifax (13 Feb) - Avonmouth
Cargo: 17.000 tons of aviation spirit
Notes on loss: At 23.56 hours on 1 Mar, 1941, the Cadillac (Master John Fraser Jefferson) in convoy HX-109 was torpedoed and
sunk by U-552 northeast of Rockall. The master, 32 crew members, two gunners and two passengers were lost. Four crew members
and one passenger were picked up by the HMS Malcolm (D 19) (Cdr C.D. Howard Johnston) and landed at
Stornoway on 3 March.