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10)STEEL AGE U-129




Photo. https://catalogs.marinersmuseum.org/search?query=steel%20age P0006/02.01-2085#01              


 


Built 1920


Tonnage 6,188 / 9,500 tons


Cargo : Manganese ore.


Sunk 7 Mar 42 by U-129 on pos  06º 45"N 53º 15"W.


33 dead


1 Survivor


At 22.20 hours on 6 Mar, 1942, the unescorted and unarmed Steel Age (Master Ralph Jones) was hit on the starboard side by two G7a torpedoes from U-129 about130 miles northeast of Paramaribo, Dutch Guiana. The first torpedo hit amidships and the second between the #4 and #5 hatches, causing the ship to sink by the bow within two minutes. Eight officers and 25 crew members were lost. The sole survivor, an able seaman, jumped on a nearby life raft and was picked up by the U-boat after 20 minutes. He was landed at Lorient on 5 April and taken to a POW camp near Bremen.


By www.uboat.net


 

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