Ships hit by U-boats


Traveller

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

NameTraveller
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,963 tons
Completed1922 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerT. & J. Harrison, Liverpool 
HomeportLiverpool 
Date of attack26 Jan 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-106 (Hermann Rasch)
Position40° 00'N, 61° 45'W - Grid CB 5172
Complement52 (52 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteNew Orleans - Hampton Roads (23 Jan) - Halifax - Holyhead - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral cargo, including 600 tons of explosives 
History Completed in March 1922 
Notes on event

At 08.42 hours on 26 Jan 1942 the unescorted Traveller (Master Harold Marr Fitz-Simons) was hit amidships by two torpedoes from U-106 and sank within six minutes east of New York. The U-boat reported that a heavy detonation was felt a few minutes after the ship sank. The master, 49 crew members and two gunners were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 52 people who were on board

Location of attack on Traveller.

ship sunk.


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