Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor merchant

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Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,996 tons
Completed1936 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerStephens, Sutton Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack19 Oct 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-332 (Johannes Liebe)
Position13° 34'N, 54° 34'W - Grid EE 6782
Complement42 (2 dead and 40 survivors).
RouteDurban - Trinidad - New York 
Notes on event

At 08.23 hours on 19 Oct 1942 the unescorted Rothley (Master Cyril John Forster) was torpedoed and sunk by U-332 about 300 miles east of Barbados. One crew member and one gunner were lost. The master and 39 crew members landed at Aruba.

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

Location of attack on Rothley.

ship sunk.

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