British Steam tanker
|Completed||1925 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Sir James German & Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||5 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-458 (Kurt Diggins)|
|Position||44.44N, 55.22W - Grid BB 8682|
|Complement||41 (36 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Grangemouth - Loch Ewe (24 Jul) - Halifax|
|History||Built as Vanduara, 1937 renamed Arletta |
|Notes on event|
At 16.13 hours on 5 Aug, 1942, the Arletta (Master George William Stockton Rogers), a straggler from convoy ON-115, was torpedoed and sunk by U-458 south-southwest of Cape Race. The master, 29 crew members and six gunners were lost. The first officer William H. Duncan and four crew members were rescued after 15 days by the US Coast Guard ship USS Menemsha (AG 39) and landed at Boston on 25 August.
|On board||We have details of 36 people who were on board.|
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