Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

Photo courtesy of Danish Maritime Museum, Elsinore

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage6,217 tons
Completed1938 - Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller, Odense 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack20 Dec 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-621 (Max Kruschka)
Position47° 40'N, 33° 06'W - Grid BD 5226
Complement60 (60 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyON-153 (straggler)
RouteBelfast - New York 
History Completed in May 1938 
Notes on event

At 20.21 hours on 20 Dec 1942 the Otina (Master Robert Ranson), a straggler from convoy ON-153, was hit by two torpedoes from U-621 and sank at 21.06 hours west of Ireland. The master, 52 crew members and seven gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 60 people who were on board

Location of attack on Otina.

ship sunk.

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