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British Mexican Petroleum Co., Ltd.
Narragansett (III) - (1936-1942)
 
The third "Narragansett" at her launch at the Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany.
( Copyright IWF Wissen und Medien GmbH )
 
The third "Narragansett" after her launch at the Germaniawerft, Kiel, Germany.
( Copyright IWF Wissen und Medien GmbH )
 
"Narragansett".

The Miramar Ship Index for "NARRAGANSETT"
IDNo:
1164603
Year:
1936
Name:
NARRAGANSETT
Launch Date:
1936
Type:
Tanker
Date of completion:
04.1936
Flag:
GBR
Keel:

Tons:
10389
Link:
-
DWT:
Yard No:
540
Length overall:
Ship Design:
LPP:
149.5
Country of build:
DEU
Beam:
21.3
Builder:
Krupp Germania
Material of build:
Location of yard:
Kiel
Number of screws/Mchy/Speed(kn):
1D-12

Subsequent History:
-

Disposal Data:
Torpedoed and sunk 34.46 N / 67.40 W on 25.03.1942 ( 49 dead )

History :
ON
LR/IMO
ID
Year
Name
Tons
Change
Owner
164603
1164603
1936
NARRAGANSETT
10389
-
British Mexican Petr., Co.

Additional Information from the Starke & Schell Ships-registers ;

NARRAGANSETT -1936    BR   1M (aft)     (12)
10,389 GRT for British Mexican Petroleum Co., Ltd., London    490.4 x 69.9
Tanker build by Frd. Krupp Germaniawerft A.G., Kiel    (4)   #540    164603
Torpedoed and sunk by U 105, 25 March 1942, in 34.46 N-67.40 W,
voyage Port Arthur - Halifax & U.K., refined products.

Additional Information from U-Boatnet :

Name: Narragansett
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 10.389 tons
Completed: 1936 - Friedrich Krupp Germaniawerft AG, Kiel
Owner: British Mexican Petroleum Co, London
Homeport: London
Date of attack: 25 Mar, 1942
Nationality: British
Fate: Sunk by U-105 (Heinrich Schuch)
Position: 34.46N, 67.40W - Grid CB 7779
- See location on a map -
Complement: 49 (49 dead - no survivors)
Convoy: -
Route: Port Arthur, Texas - Halifax - UK
Cargo: 14.000 tons of clean petroleum product
History: -
Notes on loss: At 06.09 hours on 25 Mar, 1942, the unescorted Narragansett (Master Michael Blackburn Roberts) was hit in the stern
by one torpedo from U-105 about 400 miles east of Hampton Roads, Virginia and sank burning after a hit with a coup de grâce at 06.18
hours. The master, 42 crew members and six gunners were lost. The tanker had been missed by a spread of three torpedoes at 04.01
hours and a spread of two torpedoes at 04.08 hours.