Fort Battle River
British Steam merchant
|Name||Fort Battle River|
|Type:||Steam merchant (North Sands)|
|Completed||1942 - North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd, North Vancouver BC|
|Owner||John Cory & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||6 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-410 (Horst-Arno Fenski)|
|Position||36° 33'N, 10° 22'W - Grid CG 8511|
|Complement||65 (0 dead and 65 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Bougie, Algeria|
|Cargo||3000 tons of government stores|
|History||Completed in July 1942 for US War Shipping Administration (WSA), lend-leased on bareboat charter to British Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 15.20 hours on 6 March 1943, U-410 attacked the convoy KMS-10 west of Gibraltar and reported two ships damaged and one possible hit on a third ship. In fact, the Fort Battle River was sunk and the Fort Paskoyac was damaged.
The master, 45 crew members, 10 gunners and nine passengers (army personnel) from the Fort Battle River (Master Albert Victor Parkinson Turnbull) were picked up by HMCS Shediac (K 110) (T/Lt J.E. Clayton, RCNR) and the British steam merchant Empire Flamingo and landed at Gibraltar.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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