British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee|
|Owner||Booker Bros, McConnell & Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||25 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-558 (Günther Krech)|
|Position||17.46N, 75.52W - Grid EC 1196|
|Complement||44 (13 dead and 31 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (13 Jul) - Hampton Roads (10 Aug) - Key West (18 Aug) - Trinidad - Demerara|
|Cargo||2260 tons of general cargo, including acids and mail|
|History||Completed in November 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 10.34 hours on 25 Aug, 1942, the Amakura (Master Thomas Orford), a straggler from convoy WAT-15, was torpedoed and sunk by U-558 about 90 miles southeast of Port Morant, Jamaica. 13 crew members were lost. The master, 25 crew members and five gunners landed at Point Morant Lighthouse, Jamaica.
|On board||We have details of 14 people who were on board.|
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