Ships hit by U-boats


Prescodoc

Canadian Steam merchant



NamePrescodoc
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,938 tons
Completed1929 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend, Sunderland 
OwnerPaterson Steamships Ltd, Fort William, Ontario 
HomeportFort William 
Date of attack29 Jul 1942Nationality:      Canadian
 
FateSunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)
Position08.50N, 59.05W - Grid EO 1576
Complement21 (16 dead and 5 survivors).
Convoy
RouteGeorgetown, British Guiana - Trinidad 
CargoBallast 
History  
Notes on event

At 10.19 hours on 29 Jul, 1942, the unescorted Prescodoc (Master John Charles Prowse) was hit ahead of amidships by one torpedo from U-160 and sank rapidly by the bow northwest of Georgetown, British Guiana. The master and 15 crew members were lost. Five crew members were picked up by Predsednik Kopajtic and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.

 
On boardWe have details of 16 people who were on board

Location of attack on Prescodoc.

ship sunk.


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