Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,858 tons
Completed1920 - Ramage & Ferguson Ltd, Leith 
OwnerEllermanĀ“s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull 
Date of attack11 Apr 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-593 (Gerd Kelbling)
Position32° 15'N, 23° 55'E - Grid CO 5957
Complement37 (16 dead and 21 survivors).
RouteBenghazi - Alexandria 
History Completed in January 1921 
Notes on event

At 00.22 and 00.24 hours on 11 April 1943, U-593 fired four single torpedoes at two ships in a small convoy consisting of four steamers and three escorts about 60 miles northeast of Bardia and observed a hit amidships on the first ship which broke in two and sank and saw a hit on the second. However, the only ship hit was the Runo (Master C.H. Tully). 16 crew members were lost. The master, 15 crew members and five gunners were rescued and landed at Alexandria on 13 April.

On boardWe have details of 17 people who were on board

Location of attack on Runo.

ship sunk.

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