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Thalia - (1926-1935)
"Thalia" was build in 1926.
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
THALIA - 1926 DZ 2M (aft) (11)
8,745 GRT or Baltisch-Amerik. Petroleum Import G.m.b.H., Danzig 470.1 x 63.2
Tanker built by Howaldtswerke, Kiel (4) #673
1935 - Panama Transport Co., Panama
Torp. and sunk by U 502, 23 Feb 1942, in 13.00N-70.45W, voy. New York - Aruba, in ballast.
The Miramar Ship Index for "THALIA"
1935 to Panama Transport Co., Panama.
Toorpedod and sunk 13.00 N / 70.45 W 23.02.1942.
Sisterships are "Calliope" (Ampetco (III)) and "Urania" (Ampetco (II)), simular ships in this group where "Penelope" and "Leda".
Additional information from Uboat.net :
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 8.329 tons
Completed: 1926 - Howaldtswerke AG, Kiel
Owner: Panama Transport Co, Panama
Date of attack: 23 Feb, 1942
Fate: Sunk by U-502 (Jürgen von Rosenstiel)
Position: 13.00N, 70.45W - Grid EC 9153
- See location on a map -
Complement: 41 (1 dead and 40 survivors).
Route: New York - Hampton Roads - Aruba
Notes on loss:
At 10.32 hours on 23 Feb, 1942, U-502 hit the unescorted Thalia with one torpedo after a spread of two torpedoes had missed at
09.37 hours. The tanker did not sink after being hit by two coup de grâce at 10.44 and 11.04 hours, so the U-boat shelled the ship
from 11.54 until 12.33 hours in seven approaches with 103 rounds and left the area after she sank at 13.36 hours.