British Motor tanker
|Completed||1937 - Wilton-Fyenoord NV, Rotterdam|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||23 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-186 (Siegfried Hesemann)|
|Position||46.48N, 36.18W - Grid BD 4835|
|Complement||63 (61 dead and 2 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (11 Feb) - New York|
|Notes on event|
At 07.35 hours on 23 Feb, 1943, U-186 fired a spread of three torpedoes at the convoy ON-166 about 310 miles south of Cape Race and observed one hit after 2 minutes 32 seconds on the ship in station #12, the Hastings, which was erroneously reported as Hassop. A second hit, after 2 minutes 35 seconds was possibly on the same ship, which sank within seven minutes. After 2 minutes 41 seconds a third hit was heard but not observed.
One lifeboat with 15 survivors from Eulima was encountered by U-409 (Massmann) at 18.45 hours on 24 February. The Germans took the second and third officers as prisoners aboard and provided the remaining British and Chinese men with water, food, a navigation chart and the course to the nearest land. However, they were never seen again: the master, 51 crew members and nine gunners were lost. Both prisoners were landed at Brest on 12 April and taken the POW camp Marlag und Milag Nord.
|On board||We have details of 63 people who were on board.|
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