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Thursday, June 9, 2011

SS CARIBSTAR SUNK BY U-175


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Here is the case of a steam merchant....on a short haul...from Trinidad to Georgetown, British Guiana....in ballast...un-escorted.....and she no more that gets out of the gate and "BANG!!!!"  she gets tagged by the lurking U-boat....U-175

There was loss of life....not so much when the first torpedo hit....but it was when the second hit and blew up the ammo that she had aboard.....

Anyway this ole girl didn't win the battle.....but her survivors were picked up by PC-469.....and I have a 'first hand' accounting of how the captain of PC-469 dealt with all of the wounded.....this is something that is not told all that often.....
Believe me....it is worth a read

Just click on the link below....it is only three pages but the event is interesting.