British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||F.C. Strick & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||23 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-506 (Erich Würdemann)|
|Position||05.30N, 15.00W - Grid ET 5973|
|Complement||40 (40 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Rio de Janeiro (18 Aug) - Trinidad - Freetown -UK|
Completed in August 1929
|Notes on event|
At 23.37 hours on 23 Aug, 1942, the unescorted Hamla (Master William Ashley Shute, OBE) was struck by two torpedoes from U-506 south of Freetown. Würdemann observed how the vessel disappeared immediately after being hit under the bridge and the aft mast. The master, 37 crew members and two gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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