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1)EVERAGRA (DAMAGED U-510)




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Built 1911


Tonnage 3,702 / 6,370 tons


Cargo: N/A


Torpedoed and damaged 08/Jul/43 by U-510 in pos. 05º 50"N 50º 20"W


0 Dead


42 Survivors


Completed in October 1911 as British Glensloy for SS Glensloy Co Ltd (Easton, Greig & Co), Glasgow. 1932 sold to Latvia and renamed Curonia for Quayside Shipping Co Ltd (Janis Salcmans & Karlis Jansons), Riga. 1939 renamed Everagra for Fricis Grauds, Riga. When Latvia was annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940, she was one of eight ships that did not follow the orders to return home and continued to sail under the Latvian flag. U-boats sank five of these eight ships and damaged a sixth while another one was sunk by an Italian submarine. On 15 May 1942, the Norwegian motor tanker Havprins transferred 18 survivors of the Esso Houston that had been sunk by U-162 (Wattenberg) two days earlier, to the Everagra, which landed them at St. Thomas, Virgin Islands on 18 May.


At 05.20 hours on 8 Jul, 1943, U-510 fired three torpedoes in a one minute interval at the convoy TJ-1 about 150 miles northeast of Cayenne, French Guiana and reported hits on a tanker of 10000 GRT, another of 6000 GRT and a third of 5000 GRT. At 07.19 hours, U-510 attacked again in grid EP 4925, fired five torpedoes and reported that two ships of 10000 GRT and 6000 GRT had been hit.


At 13.07 hours, U-510 attacked the convoy a last time and reported a ship of 6000 grt was sunk. The Allied side reports that three ships were hit in the first attack, B.P. Newton, Eldena and Everagra of which the last was only damaged. It seems that U-510 attacked the same targets several times.


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