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Leda (II) - (1925-1935)
The second "Leda", seen here in the Panama Channel, was build in 1925 for the Baltisch-Amerikanische Petroleum-Import GmbH, Danzig.
From 1928 managed by Waried Tankschiff Rhederei GmbH, Hambrg.
In 1935 to the Panama Transport Co., Panama.
On 3.11.1942 torpedoed by the U-160 near North West off Trinidad, on the voyage Carapito via Trinidad to Guantanamo Bay, New York.
Salvaged but in tow sunken on 5.11.1942 in position 11.12 N / 62.18 in 50 feet water.
The Miramar Ship Index for "LEDA"
Torpedoed and sunk by U 160, 12.16 N / 64.06 W on 3.11.42 & sank 11.12 N / 62.18 W on 5.11.1942 in tow
Sisterships are "Calliope" (Ampetco (III)) and "Urania" (Ampetco (II)), simular ships in this group where "Penelope" and "Thalia".
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
LEDA - 1925 DZ 2M (aft) (10½)
8,932 GRT for Baltisch-Amerik. Petroleum Import G.m.b.H., Danzig 470.1 x 63.2
Tanker built by Howaldtswerke, Kiel (11) #664
1935 - Panama Transport Co., Panama PA
Torpedoed and sunk by U 160, on 3 Nov 1942, in 12.16 N-64.06 W, voyage Trinidad - Guantanamo Bay & New York,
fuel oil (sank 5th in 11.12N-62.18W in tow).
Additional information from Uboat.net :
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 8.546 tons
Completed: 1925 - Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel
Owner: Panama Transport Co (Standard Oil Co), Panama
Date of attack: 3 Nov, 1942
Fate: Sunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)
Position: 12.16N, 64.06W - Grid ED 8298
- See location on a map -
Complement: 48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).
Route: voyage Carapito via Trinidad to Guantanamo Bay, New York.
Notes on loss:
At 11.37 hours on 3 Nov, 1942, U-160 attacked the convoy TAG-18 for the third time west of Grenada and sank the
Gypsum Empress and Leda. The Leda was taken in tow, but later foundered in 11°12N/62°18W.