British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow|
|Owner||Royal Mail Lines Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||17 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-91 (Heinz Walkerling)|
|Position||50.34N, 35.02W - Grid BD 1334|
|Complement||94 (0 dead and 94 survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires - New York (8 Mar) - Swansea|
|Cargo||5600 tons of refrigerated foodstuffs|
|History||Completed in May 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.56 hours on 17 Mar, 1943, U-600 (Zurmühlen) fired a spread of four FAT torpedoes at the convoy HX-229 southeast of Cape Farewell and observed a hit amidships on the Nariva in station #91 and two on the Irénée Du Pont in station #81. A further detonation was heard, this was the hit on the Southern Princess in station #72, which caught fire and sank during the morning. At 05.58 hours, the stern torpedo was fired and was seen to hit another freighter amidships, which sank after 10 minutes, but this can not be confirmed from Allied sources.
HMS Mansfield (G 76) (LtCdr L.C. Hill, OBE, RNR) and HMS Anemone (K 48) (LtCdr P.G.A. King, RNR) had tried to scuttle the Nariva (Master Bernard Cyril Dodds) by gunfire after the corvette picked up the master, 86 crew members and seven gunners.
Attack entries for Nariva
|17 Mar 1943||U-600||Kptlt. Bernhard Zurmühlen||Damaged||8,714|
|17 Mar 1943||U-91||Kptlt. Heinz Walkerling||Sunk||8,714|
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