american Texaco - The Texas Co. SS Connecticut (+1942)
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general
nationality american
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1938
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 8684  grt
dimensions 149.5 x 19.9 x 10.4 m
engine 1 steam turbine geared to 1 screwshaft.
power 880  n.h.p.
speed 13  knots
yard no. 4327
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 22/04/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.37rank: 610
about people
builder
Bethlehem Fairfield Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd. - Bethlehem Steel, Fairfield
owner
Texaco - The Texas Co.
captain
no. of crew 55
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entered by Vleggeert Nico
entered 13/07/2009
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 31/10/2010
 
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Vleggeert Nico13/07/2009The American tanker Connecticut was torpedoed and sunk by German torpedoboat Esau (LS-4) from auxiliary cruiser Michel. Thirty-seven of her crew were killed and 18 were taken on board of the raider as POW.
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Lettens Jan30/10/2010The German Raider Michel was a successful one, she sank the following ships during her career:

First cruise



Second cruise



[*] German uboat U-504 is attributed with her sinking.

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 Bethlehem Fairfield Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd. - Bethlehem Steel, Fairfield
Bethlehem Steel Corporation's shipbuilding division was created in 1905 when it acquired the San Francisco shipyard Union Iron Works in 1905.
In 1917 it was incorporated as Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation , Limited, otherwise known as BethShip.

Headquarters were in Quincy , Massachusetts after acquiring Fore River Shipyard in 1913 and later in Sparrows Point, Maryland in 1964.



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