British Steam merchant
|Completed||1940 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Furness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||12 Apr 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-404 (Otto von Bülow)|
|Position||50° 18'N, 42° 48'W - Grid BC 3149|
|Complement||45 (45 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Partington - Boston|
|History||Prince Line Ltd
|Notes on event|
At 01.30 hours on 12 April 1943, U-404 fired two FAT and two G7e torpedoes at the convoy ON-176 east of Newfoundland and heard one premature detonation after 19 seconds and three other detonations after 3 minutes 45 seconds, 6 minutes 12 seconds and 7 minutes 45 seconds. Bülow claimed two ships sunk and another damaged, in fact, only the Lancastrian Prince (Master Frederick Randell Elliott) was hit and sunk. The master, 37 crew members and seven gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 45 people who were on board.|
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