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8)BESHOLT




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Built 1936


Tonnage 4,977 / 9,015 tons


Cargo: 8,000 tons of copper, tin and palmoil


Route: Lobito Angola - Trinidad - New York 


Sunk by U 174 on position 03º20"N 30º30"W


14 Dead


28 Survivors


At 23.17 hours on 2 Dec, 1942, the Besholt (Master Leif Langefoss) was torpedoed by U-174 and sank very quickly. 14 died, among them the master and an American female passenger. The survivors had abandoned ship in two lifeboats, one reached land near Camocim, Ceara Brazil on 11 December, while the other reached Canario Bar near Parnaiba on 14 December, after having sailed 800 miles.


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