Ships hit by U-boats


Gracia

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

NameGracia
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,642 tons
Completed1921 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock 
OwnerDonaldson Brothers Ltd, Glasgow 
HomeportGlasgow 
Date of attack16 Jan 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateDamaged by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)
Position - Grid AM 9324
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
ConvoyOB-72
RouteLiverpool (16 Jan) - St. John’s, Newfoundland 
Cargo844 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in June 1921

On 19 Feb 1941, the Gracia in convoy OB-287 was bombed and sunk by a German Fw200 aircraft in 59°39N/07°24W. All 48 crew members were rescued. 
Notes on event

On 16 Jan 1940 the Gracia in convoy OB-72 was damaged by a mine laid on 6 January by U-30 about 5 miles west-southwest of the Bar Lightvessel, Liverpool. The ship was beached, but later salvaged, repaired and returned to service in February 1941.

 


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