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|Completed||1920 - Virginia Shipbuilding Corp, Alexandria VA|
|Owner||Mitchell, Cotts & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||7 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-591 (Hans-Jürgen Zetzsche)|
|Position||57N, 36W - Grid AK 1929|
|Complement||46 (46 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York (23 Feb) - Loch Ewe - Hull|
|Cargo||7628 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in March 1920 as Boshbish for US Shipping Board (USSB). After completion renamed Clemence C. Morse and 1925 renamed Oakman for the same owner. 1933 sold to Lykes Bros SS Co Inc, Lake Charles. 1941 given to Britain and renamed Empire Impala by Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
On 7 Mar, 1943, the Empire Impala (Master Thomas Henry Munford) in convoy SC-121 was ordered to pick up survivors from the Egyptian, which had been sunk by U-230 (Siegmann) at 02.10 hours. She was not seen again. At 09.06 hours on 7 March, U-591 torpedoed and sank a straggler, which was probably the Empire Impala. The master, 41 crew members and four gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 46 people who were on board.|
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