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Vaclite - (1938-1940)
"Vaclite" covered with ice, in the North Atlantic.
In 1939 we see Robert Marshall Purvis on the deck of the ice encased m.v. "Vaclite ".
( Both photos thanks to the Fam. Bob Purvis )
A not very sharp and small photo of the "Vaclite".
Additional information Starke & Schell registers :
VACLITE - 1928 BR, 1T (aft)
5,026 GRT for Vacuum Oil Co., Ltd., London 386.0 x 52.2
Tanker built by Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., Ltd., Newcastle (12) #1044 160618
1938 - Standard Transportation Co., Ltd., London
Torpedoed and sunk by U 55, 30 Jan 1940, in 49.20 N - 07.04 W,
voyage London - New York, in ballast.
The Miramar Ship Index for "VACLITE"
Torpedoed and sunk by U-55 at 49.20 N / 7.04 W on 30.01.1940.
Additional information from Uboat.net :
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 5.026 tons
Owner: Standard Transportation Co Ltd, Hong Kong
Homeport: Hong Kong
Date of attack: 30 Jan, 1940
Fate: Sunk by U-55 (Werner Heidel)
Position: 49.20N, 07.04W -
- See location on a map -
Complement: ? men (? dead and ? survivors).
Notes on loss: -