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26)OBSERVER U-176




 


Built: 1928


Tonnage: 5,881 / 9,150 tons


Cargo: 3,000 tons of chrome ore 


Route: Mersin, Turkey - Capetown - Trinidad - New York 


Sunk 16 December 1942 by U-176 on pos. 05º30”S 31º00”W


66 Dead


15 Survivors


At 21.27 hours on 16 Dec, 1942, the unescorted Observer (Master John Davidson) was torpedoed and sunk by U-176 about 350 miles east of Cabo Sao Roque, Brazil. The master, 57 crew members and eight gunners were lost. 14 crew members and one gunner landed at Fortaleza.


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