British Steam merchant
|Completed||1921 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||3 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||32.47S, 30.48E - Grid KZ 1336|
|Complement||126 (38 dead and 88 survivors).|
|Route||Durban - Karachi|
|Cargo||39 South African Defence troops and 800 mules|
|Notes on event|
38 men from the Nirpura (Master Thomas George Hodgkinson) were lost and 88 (including the master) were picked up by the SAAF crash launch R-8 and landed at Durban.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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