British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Owner||W.A. Souter & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||4 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||31° 49'S, 31° 11'E - Grid KZ 2442|
|Complement||48 (1 dead and 47 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Alexandria|
|History||Completed in September 1929|
|Notes on event|
At 03.46 hours on 4 March 1943, U-160 fired two torpedoes at the convoy DN-21 east-northeast of East London and hit two ships after 1 minute 6 seconds and 1 minute 14 seconds. The Marietta E. was sunk and Sheaf Crown damaged.
The Sheaf Crown was abandoned by the crew, but later taken in tow to East London and returned to service after being repaired. One gunner was lost.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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