British Motor merchant
|Completed||1928 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland|
|Owner||Lawther, Latta & Co (Nitrate Producers SS Co), London|
|Date of attack||25 Jun 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-153 (Wilfried Reichmann)|
|Position||25.12N, 55.31W - Grid DP 2655|
|Complement||50 (1 dead and 49 survivors).|
|Route||Vizagapatam - Capetown (3 Jun) - Ascension - Baltimore|
|History||Completed in July 1928 |
|Notes on event|
On 25 Jun, 1942, the unescorted Anglo-Canadian (Master David John Williams, OBE) was torpedoed and sunk by U-153 about 800 miles northeast of Antigua. One crew member was lost. After the ship was sunk, U-153 used a spotlight to check for survivors in the water, in order to enable them to be brought into the lifeboats. The survivors received water and 15 American cigarettes from the U-boat. The master, 38 crew members and ten gunners landed on St. Kitts, Windward Islands.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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