M/T Thalia

Call sign
HPFR
Nationality
Panama flaggPanama
Home port

Shipyard

Name
Build year
1926
Yard number
673
Month of delivery
April

Other

  • Participant in WW2
  • Civilian ship

Tonnage

Gross tonnage:
8.329
Net tonnage:
5.075

Engine

Propulsion:
Sulzer
Engine size:
NHK 776

Dimensions

Length:
488.0'
Beam:
63.2'
Draft:
35.3'
  • HISTORIKK:
    v/H. Larsson-Fedde

    04/1926: Levert som THALIA til Baltisch - Amerik. Petroleum Import Gmbh( Waried Tankschiff
                    Rhederei Gmbh ) Danzig, Tyskland
    00/1935: Overført til Panama Transport Co ( Waried Tankschiff Rhederei Gmbh) Panama
    00/1937: Overført til Panama Transport Co., Panama
    02/1942: Torpedert og senket den 23/2-1942 av tysk ubåt U 502 ( kapitänleutnent Jürgen von
                    Rosenstiel ) i pos, N 13.00', W 70.45' på reise New York til Aruba i ballast. 1 person
                    omkom, 40 personer reddet.

     

    Uboat.net:
    "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 coups 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 about 80 miles from Aruba at 13.36 hours."

    Shipwreck location

    Latitude: 13
    Longitude: -70