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Victor Ross - (1933-1935)
"Victor Ross" was build in 1933, for the Baltisch-Amerkanische Petroleum-Import GmbH, Danzig / KR Waried
Tankschiff Rhederei GmbH, Hamburg, by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack ( Bldnr. 699 ).
Launch on 25.10.1932, 5.1.1933 in service.
June, 1935 handed over to the Panama Transport Co., Panama (Waried was still the manager).
1939 handed over to the British Mexican Petroleum Co., London.
2.12.1940 on the voyage from Liverpool, in ballast, to New York, torpedoed by the U-43 and sunk.
All 44 crew members lost their lives.
"Victor Ross", between Madeira and Gibraltar in 1934, picture taken by my grandpa Hans Flügge.
( Photo Copyright Frank Behrends )
"Victor Ross" sailing for British Mexican Petroleum Co., London.
The Miramar Ship Index for "VICTOR ROSS"
Torpedoed and sunk by U 43, 56.04N/18.30W 2.12.1940 (44 dead)
Additional Info by Starke & Schell Registers :
VICTOR ROSS - 1933 DZ 2M (aft) (12)
12,424 GRT for Baltisch-Amerik. Petroleum Import G.m.b.H. (Waried Tankschiff Rhed.), Danzig, 521.4 x 70.3
Tanker built by Bremer Vulkan, Vegesack (1) #699
1935 - Panama Transport Co., Panama, PA
1939 - British Mexican Petroleum Co., Ltd., London, BR 166868
Torpedoed and sunk by U 43, 2 Dec 1940, in 56.04N-18.30W,
voyage Liverpool - New York, in ballast.
Additional information from Uboat.net :
Name: Victor Ross
Type: Motor tanker
Tonnage: 12.247 tons
Owner: British Mexican Petroleum Co, London
Date of attack: 2 Dec, 1940
Fate: Sunk by U-43 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position: 56.04N, 18.30W - Grid AL 6244
- See location on a map -
Complement: 44 men (44 dead).
Route: Liverpool - New York
Notes on loss: -