Ships hit by U-boats


Baron Dechmont

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Stuart Smith collection

NameBaron Dechmont
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,675 tons
Completed1929 - Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan 
OwnerH. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow 
HomeportArdrossan 
Date of attack3 Jan 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-507 (Harro Schacht)
Position3° 11'S, 38° 41'W - Grid FB 9141
Complement44 (7 dead and 37 survivors).
Convoy
RouteBarry - Milford Haven - Pernambuco 
Cargo4630 tons of coal and coke 
History Completed in November 1929 
Notes on event

At 18.00 hours on 3 Jan 1943 the unescorted Baron Dechmont (Master Donald MacCallum) was torpedoed and sunk by U-507 northwest of Cape San Roque, Brazil. Seven crew members were lost. The master was taken prisoner and later lost when the U-boat was sunk ten days later. 28 crew members and eight gunners landed at Fortaleza.

 
On boardWe have details of 9 people who were on board

Location of attack on Baron Dechmont.

ship sunk.


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