British Steam merchant
|Completed||1940 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Counties Ship Management Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||4 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||31.49S, 31.11E - Grid KZ 2442|
|Complement||45 (5 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Durban - Aden - Alexandria|
|Cargo||4865 tons of government and commercial stores and 8 landing craft as deck cargo|
|History||Completed in June 1940 |
|Notes on event|
At 03.46 hours on 4 Mar, 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.
Four crew members and one gunner from Marietta E. (Master James Howard Williams) were lost. The master, 33 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the SAAF crash launch R-8 and landed at Durban.
The following British landing craft were lost with the Marietta E.: HMS LCP(R)-673, HMS LCP(R)-680, HMS LCP(R)-684, HMS LCP(R)-685, HMS LCP(R)-689, HMS LCP(R)-692, HMS LCP(R)-693 and HMS LCP(R)-727 (each 10 tons).
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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