Ships hit by U-boats


Manchester Merchant

British Steam merchant


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NameManchester Merchant
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,264 tons
Completed1940 - Blythswood Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerManchester Liners Ltd, Manchester 
HomeportManchester 
Date of attack25 Feb 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-628 (Heinrich Hasenschar)
Position45.10N, 43.23W - Grid BC 8230
Complement67 (35 dead and 32 survivors).
ConvoyON-166
RouteManchester - Halifax - St. John, New Brunswick - New York 
CargoBallast 
History  
Notes on event

At 08.17 hours on 25 Feb, 1943, U-628 fired a spread of four FAT torpedoes and one stern torpedo at the convoy ON-166 about 400 miles east-southeast of Cape Race and reported one ship sunk. The Manchester Merchant (Master Frederick Struss DSC) sank within 90 seconds. 29 crew members and six gunners were lost. The master, 27 crew members and four gunners were picked up by HMS Montgomery (G 95) (LtCdr W.L. Puxley) and HMCS Rosthern (K 169) (Lt R.J.G. Johnson, RCNVR) and landed at St. Johns.

 
On boardWe have details of 38 people who were on board

Location of attack on Manchester Merchant.

ship sunk.


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