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S.S. Challenger

The U 155 found the Challenger, a 7,667 ton freighter, about 20 miles north of Grenada in the Caribbean on May 17, 1942, and hit her with two torpedoes. She sank in under an hour. She had sailed from New York bound for Bombay and was to call en route at Trinidad, Capetown, and two petroleum centers in Iran (Bandar Shapur and Abadan). She was not however sailing in a convoy and had unfortunately developed engine problems.

Sources: The Atlantic Transport Line, 1881-1931; The Ships List; http://www.armed-guard.com/ramella.html

 

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Kinghorn "The Atlantic Transport Line 1881 - 1931" McFarland, 2011

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