British Steam merchant
|Completed||1941 - Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Lambert Brothers Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||28 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-508 (Georg Staats)|
|Position||09.00N, 58.30W - Grid EO 1590|
|Complement||49 (24 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Haifa - Capetown (4 Nov) - Trinidad - New York|
|Cargo||1000 tons of chrome ore|
|History||Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
At 02.17 hours on 28 Nov, 1942, the unescorted Empire Cromwell (Master Philip Dent) was torpedoed and sunk by U-508 about 160 miles southeast of Galeota Point, Trinidad. The master, 20 crew members and three gunners were lost. 19 crew members and six gunners were picked up two days later by British MTB´s and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 24 people who were on board.|
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