Ships hit by U-boats


Harborough

British Steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameHarborough
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,415 tons
Completed1932 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerJ. & C. Harrison Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack14 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-515 (Werner Henke)
Position10° 03'N, 60° 20'W - Grid EO 1121
Complement50 (5 dead and 45 survivors).
Convoy
RouteBuenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro (29 Aug) - Trinidad - New York 
Cargo8000 tons of general cargo and bags of mail 
History  
Notes on event

At 14.10 hours on 14 Sep 1942 the unescorted Harborough (Master Frank Norman Hibbert) was hit by one torpedo from U-515 40 miles east of Galera Point, Trinidad. 15 minutes later the U-boat opened fire with her 105mm deck gun and 37mm AA gun. The ship caught fire and sank later. Two crew members and three gunners were lost. The master, 38 crew members, five gunners and one passenger landed at Prembroke Beach, Tobago.

 
On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

Location of attack on Harborough.

ship sunk.


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