British Motor tanker
|Completed||1935 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||24 Feb 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-587 (Ulrich Borcherdt)|
|Position||43.57N, 44.45W - Grid BC 8590|
|Complement||62 (62 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Heysham (9 Feb) - Clyde (14 Feb) - Halifax - Curaçao|
|History||Completed in February 1935|
At 21.53 hours on 30 Aug, 1940, the Anadara in convoy OB-205 was torpedoed and damaged by U-59 (Matz) in position 56°15N/09°10W. The ship was en route from Liverpool to Corpus Christi in ballast. There were no casualties. The tanker was towed to the Clyde by HMS Schelde (W 156), later to Falmouth where she was repaired and returned to service in May 1941.
|Notes on event|
At 09.50 hours on 24 Feb, 1942, U-558 (Krech) fired three torpedoes at the convoy ONS-67 east of Halifax in 43°45N/43°15W and observed three hits. Two ships stopped, the third continued on. The description of the target and the extremely large hole in the tanker´s side make it certain that not only the first torpedo but the third one too hit the Anadara. The second torpedo may have been aimed at the Empire Celt, which continued on her way, but the ship which was sighted with engines stopped was, according to the position given, the Eidanger.
The master, 53 crew members and eight gunners from the Anadara (Master William Thomas Walmsley) were lost.
|On board||We have details of 62 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Anadara
|30 Aug 1940||U-59||Joachim Matz||Damaged||8,009|
|24 Feb 1942||U-558||Kptlt. Günther Krech||Damaged||8,009|
|24 Feb 1942||U-587||Kptlt. Ulrich Borcherdt||Sunk||8,009|
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