SS Miraflores

SS Miraflores was a freighter lost on 19 February 1942. The ship left New Orleans on 6 February 1942 with a crew of 34 and made an intermediate stop in Haiti before sailing for New York on 14 February 1942.[1] Miraflores was owned by the Standard Fruit and Steamship Company.[2] She had a gross tonnage of 2,158 and was 270 feet long.[3] She was built in England in 1921 and was engaged in transporting bananas between Central America and New Orleans.[4]

Name: SS Miraflores
Builder: Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd , Wallsend
Yard number: 1163
Launched: 12 March 1921
Completed: May 1921
Fate: Sunk on 19 February 1942
General characteristics
Length: 270.7 ft (82.5 m)
Beam: 39 ft (12 m)
Depth: 14.7 ft (4.5 m)
Propulsion: 1 x Screw

Miraflores was torpedoed and sunk in the Atlantic Ocean north east of Delaware Capes, United States by U-432 with the loss of all 34 crew.[5] The ship was later discovered and identified in 2007.


  1. Ludington Daily News, Ludington, Michigan, June 16, 1942, "Six Ships are Sunk", page 1
  2. Berkeley Daily Gazette, Berkeley, California, 15 June 1942, page 2, " New Ship Mystery Rivals Case of Cyclops"
  3. Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Pa., 16 June 1942, page 6, "Atlantic Ship Toll Now at 271"
  4. The Daily Independent, Murphysboro, Illinois, "Another Cyclops Mystery May Be in The Making", page 5
  5. "Miraflores". Uboat. Retrieved 21 January 2017

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