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T. J. Williams - (1941-1941)
Tanker "T. J. Williams" anchored, with a cargo of oil and "Dressed up" - long before the war clouds gathered.
The "T. J. Williams" was torpedoed and sunk 19 september 1941, near Iceland no casualties.
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
T. J. WILLIAMS - 1921 USA 1Q (aft) (10)
8,212 GRT for Standard Oil Co. (New Jersey), New York 465.4 x 60.2
Tanker built by Oscar Daniels Co., Tampa, Fla. (9) #11 221618
1927 - Standard Shipping Co., Inc., Wilmington, Del.
1935 - Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey, Wilmington, Del.
1940 - Panama Transportation Co., Panama, PA
1941 - Ministry of War Transport ( Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd., mgrs. ), London bareboat from U. S. Maritime Commission, BR
Torpedoed and sunk by U 552, 20 Sep 1941, in 61.34N-35.11W, voyage Baltimore via Sydney, N.S. - Stanlow, pool spirit
The Miramar Ship Index for "T.J. WILLIAMS"
Torpedoed and sunk by (U-552) 61.34 N / 5.11 W on 19.09.1941 (17 Dead)
[ Voyage Baltimore-Stanlow, pool spirit ]
Additional information from Uboat.net :
Name: T.J. Williams
Type: Steam tanker
Tonnage: 8.212 tons
Completed: 1921 - O. Daniels Shipbuilding Co, Tampa FL
Owner: Panama Transport Co (Anglo-American Oil Co), London
Date of attack: 20 Sep, 1941
Fate: Sunk by U-552 (Erich Topp)
Position: 61.34N, 35.11W - Grid AD 7583
- See location on a map -
Complement: 39 (17 dead and 22 survivors).
Route: Baltimore - Sydney (11 Sep) - Stanlow
Cargo: 10.036 tons of motor spirit
History: Built as American T.J. Williams for Standard Oil Co of New Jersey, New York.
1941 transferred to Panama Transport Co (Anglo-American Oil Co), London and registered in Britain.
Notes on loss:
At 01.38 hours on 20 Sep, 1941, U-552 fired the stern torpedo at a ship in convoy SC-44 east-northeast of Cape Farewell and
missed the intended target but the torpedo hit after 2 minutes 2 seconds the T.J. Williams (Master Robert Thomas Charles
Wright), which sank fast by the stern. 15 crew members and two gunners were lost. The master, 20 crew members and one
gunner were picked up by HMS Honeysuckle (K 27) (LtCdr G.W. Gregorie) and landed at Reykjavik.