British Motor merchant
|Completed||1942 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Sir William Reardon Smith & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||12 Apr 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-706 (Alexander von Zitzewitz)|
|Position||54.15N, 30.00W - Grid AK 6485|
|Complement||45 (0 dead and 45 survivors).|
|Route||Bombay - Cristobal - New York (1 Apr) - Liverpool|
|Cargo||3000 tons of manganese ore and 5965 tons of general cargo, including mail|
|Notes on event|
Between 04.38 and 04.46 hours on 12 Apr, 1943, U-563 (von Hartmann) fired torpedoes at the convoy HX-232 southeast of Cape Farewell (grid AK 6721) and reported three ships sunk and one damaged. The Pacific Grove and Ulysses were sunk and the Fresno City was damaged.
The master, 36 crew members and eight gunners from the Fresno City (Master Randolph Alfred Lawson) were picked up by HMS Azalea (K 25) (Lt G.C. Geddes) and landed at Gourock.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Fresno City
|12 Apr 1943||U-563||Kptlt. Götz von Hartmann||Damaged||7,261|
|12 Apr 1943||U-706||Kptlt. Alexander von Zitzewitz||Sunk||7,261|
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