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F.J. Wolfe - (1932-1939)
"F.J. Wolfe" was build in 1932 for the Baltisch-Amerikanische Petroleum Import GmbH, (Germany).
F.J.Wolfe - 8.1932
11,244 GT, Built by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack, for Baltisch-Amerikanische Petroleum-Import-Gesellschaft.
1935: (Panama Transport Co.).
10.9.1942: Damaged by submarine (U.96) torpedo, 51.30N 28.25W, in convoy ON 127 (United Kingdom/North America).
Continued in convoy in damaged state and: 19.9.1942: Arrived St.Johns. Repaired.
1953: Locarno (American European Tanker Co. (Panama)).
1957: Morchella (Cia. de Nav. Monte Estoril (Panama)).
The Miramar Ship Index for "F.J. WOLFE"
1953 LOCARNO - 1957 MORCHELLA -
[ A portion was used to build crane pontoon MICOPERI 12, see 1960 ].
Partly scrapped at Trieste 09.1960 ( part re-used, see notes ).
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
F. J. WOLFE - 1932, DZ, 2M (aft) (12)
12,432 GRT for Baltisch-Amerik. Petroleum Import G.m.b.H. (Waried Tankschiff Rhed.), Danzig, 521.4 x 70.3
Tanker build by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack (8) #698
1935 - Panama Transport Co., Panama, PA
1939 - Anglo-American Oil Co., Ltd., London, BR, 167373
1950 - Esso Petroleum Co., Ltd., London - s/o
1953 - LOCARNO American European Tanker Co., Inc., Panama [Ditta G. M. Barbagelata, Genoa] PA
1957 - MORCHELLA Cia. de Navegacion Monte Estoril, S.A., Panama [Ballestrero, Tuena & Canepa, Genoa . SOARMA]
Broken up at Trieste 1961 by SIDEMAR, sold Oct. 1960,
164' section of double bottom converted 1965 to crane barge MICOPERI 12
Additional information from Uboat.net :
Name: F.J. Wolfe
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 12.190 tons
Completed: 1932 - Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack
Owner: Anglo-American Oil Co Ltd, London
Date of attack: 10 Sep, 1942
Fate: Damaged by U-96 (Hans-Jürgen Hellriegel)
Position: 51.30N, 28.25W - Grid AK 9929
- See location on a map -
Complement: 56 (0 dead and 56 survivors).
Route: Greenock - New York - Trinidad
History: In 1940 the F.J. Wolfe of the Panama Transport Co, Panama was sold to Britain.
Notes on loss:
Between 16.31 and 16.33 hours on 10 Sep, 1942, U-96 fired four torpedoes at four ships in convoy ON-127 and hit three ships:
Elisabeth van Belgie and Sveve sank and F.J. Wolfe was damaged, but was able to continue with the convoy.
On 16 September, the F.J. Wolfe was further damaged in a collision with the British steam merchant Empire Soldier (the former
German Konsul Hendrik Fisser captured by Britain on 22 Nov, 1939) from the same convoy in 47°35N/51°44W. The other ship
sank after the collision, while the tanker arrived at St.Johns the same day.