British Steam merchant
|Completed||1910 - Cantiere Navale Triestino, Monfalcone|
|Owner||J. & C. Harrison Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||20 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-525 (Hans-Joachim Drewitz)|
|Position||49.50N, 41.50W - Grid BC 3424|
|Complement||42 (42 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Tyne - New York|
|History||Completed in June 1910 as Austro-Hungarian Nereide for T. Cossovich, Trieste. 1924 transferred to Yugoslavia and renamed Sava for Brodarsko Akcionarsko Drustvo Oceania, Susak. 1941 seized by Britain and renamed Radhurst by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).|
On 19 Jul, 1942, the Radhurst rammed in thick fog the Norwegian steam merchant Havørn (Master Engel Hansen Holme) just off Prairie Light in St. Lawrence in 47°23N/70°27W. The Norwegian ship of 1478 tons was struck on the port side forward of the engine room and sank after the crew had abandoned ship and rowed to shore.
|Notes on event|
At 05.08 hours on 20 Feb, 1943, the unescorted Radhurst (Master Charles Faulkner Linton), a straggler from convoy ONS-165, was hit by one of two fired torpedoes from U-525 about 500 miles north-northwest of St. John’s, Newfoundland. The torpedo struck amidships and caused the ship to sink within three minutes. The master, 37 crew members and four gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 42 people who were on board.|
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