British Steam merchant
|Completed||1935 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||J. & C. Harrison Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||7 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-614 (Wolfgang Sträter)|
|Position||55° 14'N, 26° 37'W - Grid AK 6684|
|Complement||54 (43 dead and 11 survivors).|
|Route||Rio de Janeiro - Trinidad - New York - Halifax - Middlesbrough|
|Cargo||8500 tons of iron ore|
|Notes on event|
At 04.11 hours on 7 Feb 1943, U-614 fired a spread of three torpedoes at the convoy SC-118 southeast of Cape Farewell and observed two detonations on the target and one on a ship beyond. However, the only ship hit was the Harmala (Master Harry Chessman Walker), which sank. The master, 31 crew members, ten gunners and one naval signalman were lost. Eleven crew members were picked up by FFL Lobelia (K 05) (Capt P. de Morsier) and landed at Greenock.
|On board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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