British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Craig, Taylor & Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||John Cory & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||8 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-527 (Herbert Uhlig)|
|Position||58.30N, 31.00W - Grid AK 2841|
|Complement||51 (46 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Philadelphia - New York (23 Feb) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||6333 tons general cargo, explosives and a landing craft as deck cargo|
|History||Launched as British War Peacock, completed August 1919 as Portfield for Portfield SS Co (W.E. Hinde & Co), Cardiff; 1929 renamed French Fort Lamy for Co Française de Navigation à Vapeur Chargeurs Réunis, Paris.|
July 1940 seized by Britain at Falmouth and transferred to Ministry of War Transport (MoWT)
|Notes on event|
At 18.23 hours on 8 Mar, 1943, the Fort Lamy (Master William Evans), a straggler from convoy SC-121, was torpedoed and sunk by U-527 southeast of Cape Farewell. The HMS LCT-2480 on board was lost with the vessel. The master, 39 crew members and six gunners died. Three crew members and two gunners were picked up after 12 days by the HMS Vervain (K 190) (Lt H.P. Crail) and landed at St.Johns, Newfoundland.
|On board||We have details of 44 people who were on board.|
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