British Motor tanker
|Completed||1938 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Govan, Glasgow|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||22 Oct 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-443 (Konstantin von Puttkamer)|
|Position||49.51N, 27.58W - Grid BD 3544|
|Complement||63 (0 dead and 63 survivors).|
|Route||Avonmouth - Milford Haven (15 Oct) - Belfast (17 Oct) - New York|
|History||Completed in July 1938 |
|Notes on loss|
At 21.45 hours on 22 Oct, 1942, U-443 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the convoy ON-139 southwest of Fastnet and heard two hits but no detonations after 1 minutes 14 seconds. These were probably duds. At 21.48 hours, the U-boat fired another spread of two torpedoes, which sank the Winnipeg II. Two minutes later the stern torpedo was fired, which damaged the Donax.
The Donax (Master John Murray Cuthill) remained afloat and was taken in tow by the rescue tugs HMS Nimble (W 123) and HMS Marauder (W 98) (Lt F. Jennings). But the tanker sank in 48°04N/24°41W on 29 October.
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