Nummer: 08316


Area : Western Area
Sea area : Brasilian Coast
Date of attack : 07.03.1942
Time of attack : 17:59
Nationality of U-boat : German
U-boat : U 161
Commander : Achilles
Grid : ED 6891
presumed target type : Steam Freighter
presumed tonnage : 6000 BRT
presumed result : sunk
Used weapon(s) : Torpedo(es)
Date of observation : 07.03.1942
Time of observation : 16:05
Nationality of target : South-African
Actual type of target : Whaling Factory Ship
Name of target : Uniwaleco
Year of launch : 1905
Actual tonnage : 9755 BRT
Actual result : damaged
Position of target : 13.23n 62.04w
Footnote : During the first attack U-161 observed one ship sinking 3:00 min after the hit. During the second attack two detonations were heard and one smoke cloud was observed. "Uniwaleco" was hit two times in 5-8 min, and broke in two.


updated on: 05.04.2019
Remark: NAT2 TYP2
Changes: 1) NAT2 = Südafrika; in Fahrt für MOWT (Britain).
2) TYP2 = Walfabrikschiff, Nutzung als "Fuel-Tanker" (8800 tdw).
3) POSITION abweichend 13.25n 61.31w (laut Lloyd's War Losses).