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||5° 30'N, 15° 00'W - Grid ET 5973|
|Complement||42 (42 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Rio de Janeiro (18 Aug) - Trinidad - Freetown - UK|
|History||Completed in August 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 23.37 hours on 23 August 1942 the unescorted Hamla (Master William Ashley Shute, OBE) was struck by two torpedoes from U-506 about 200 miles south-southwest 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 four gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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