Ships hit by U-boats


Nurmahal

British Steam merchant


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NameNurmahal
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,419 tons
Completed1923 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerAsiatic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack9 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-154 (Heinrich Schuch)
Position14° 45'N, 55° 45'W - Grid EE 5386
Complement88 (88 dead - no survivors)
Convoy
RouteSafaga Island, Egypt - Table Bay (15 Oct) - Charleston - New York 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in August 1923 
Notes on event

At 07.43 hours on 9 Nov 1942 the unescorted Nurmahal (Master William Robert Gordon) was hit amidships by two torpedoes from U-154 and sank in less than 30 seconds about 300 miles east of Martinique. The U-boat investigated the sinking location, but found no survivors. The master, 83 crew members and four gunners were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 88 people who were on board

Location of attack on Nurmahal.

ship sunk.


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