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Atlas - (1898-1905)
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Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
ATLAS - 1898 USA 1T
1,942 GRT for Standard Oil Co., New York 248.0 x 40.1
Tanker built by Delaware River Iron SB. & Eng. Works, Chester, Pa. (12) #297 107430
1905 - Pacific Coast Oil Co., New York
1906 - Standard Oil Co. of California, Richmond, Calif. / San Francisco - s/o
1925 - Soc. Armatrice Italiana, Genoa, IT 1337
1939 - Ditta G. M. Barbagelata, Genoa
at Tampico, 10 June 1940 - seized there by Mexican Government, Dec. 1941
1941 - LAS CHOAPAS, Petróleos Mexicanos, S.A., Tampico, ME
Torp., shelled and sunk by U 129, 27 June 1942, in 20.15 N - 96.20 W,
voyage Minatitlan - Tampico, oil.
The Miramar Ship Index for "ATLAS"
1941 LAS CHOAPAS
Torpedoed and lost at 20.15 N / 96.20 W on 27.06.1942.
Additional Information from Uboat.net :
Name: Las Choapas
Type: Steam tanker
Tonnage: 2.005 tons
Completed: 1898 - Delaware River Iron Shipbuilding & Engine Works, Chester PA
Date of attack: 27 Jun, 1942
Fate: Sunk by U-129 (Hans-Ludwig Witt)
Position: 20.15N, 96.20W - Grid DK 8299
- See location on a map -
Complement: 32 (4 dead and 28 survivors).
History: 1941 the Italian Atlas was seized by Mexico and renamed Las Choapas.
Notes on loss: At 15.25 hours on 27 Jun, 1942, the unescorted Las Choapas was torpedoed and sunk
by gunfire by U-129 in the Gulf of Mexico.