British Steam merchant
|Completed||1937 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||West Hartlepool Steam Navigation Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||7 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-508 (Georg Staats)|
|Position||11° 34'N, 63° 26'W - Grid ED 8667|
|Complement||49 (43 dead and 6 survivors).|
|Route||Rio de Janeiro - Trinidad (6 Nov) - New York - UK|
|Cargo||8400 tons of iron ore|
|History||During the night of 19/20 Mar 1941, the Lindenhall was badly damaged by bombs during a German air attack on London. The ship caught fire and sank in Victoria Dock, but was salvaged and drydocked at Millwall on 23 April. |
|Notes on event|
At 06.35 hours on 7 Nov 1942 the Lindenhall (Master Frederick Aggebec Kjelgaard) in convoy TAG-19 was torpedoed by U-508, broke in two and sank about 40 miles north of Margarita Island, Venezuela. The master, 37 crew members, one passenger and four gunners were lost. Five crew members and one gunner were picked up by USS Surprise (PG 63) and landed at Havana, Cuba.
|On board||We have details of 49 people who were on board.|
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