american Atlantic Refining Co. (Arco, Atlantic Oil) SS Hahira (+1942)
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general
nationality american
purpose transport
type tanker
propulsion steam
date built 1920
is nickname no
status
unknown
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weight (tons) 6855  grt
dimensions 138.1 x 17.1 x 10.2 m
material steel
engine Triple expansion engines
armament 1x 3inch gun, 1x 4inch gun,4x 20mm guns, 2x 30cal guns
power 421  n.h.p.
speed 10  knots
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 03/11/1942  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties  max.3rank: 665
about people
builder
Bethlehem Fairfield Shipbuilding Corp. Ltd. - Bethlehem Steel, Fairfield
owner
Atlantic Refining Co. (Arco, Atlantic Oil), Philadelphia
captain James Bronna Elliott
complement 18
no. of crew 37
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[1] Jordan, Roger, The World's Merchant Fleets, 1939
[2]  uboat.net
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entered by Allen Tony
entered 14/03/2008
last update Vleggeert Nico
last update 01/07/2010
 
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Allen Tony14/03/2008Hahira SS was a AMerican Steam Tanker of 6,855 tons built in 1920. On the 3rd November 1942 when on route from New York (24 Oct) - UK in Convoy SCc-107 and carring a cargo of 8,985 tons (63.000 bbls) of fuel oil she was torpedoed by German submarine U-521 and sunk about 400 miles S of Cape Farewell.
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Lettens Jan14/10/2010CONVOY SC-107

In November 1942, the convoy SC-107, on her way from Halifax to the UK was attacked by the German submarine wolfpack 'Veilchen', consisting of 18 submarines.

The following ships were lost:

The Germans lost U-132 when Hatimura blew up in a tremendous explosion.

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About Builders
 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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