British Steam merchant
|Completed||1937 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland|
|Owner||E.R. Management Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||11 May 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-196 (Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat)|
|Position||32° 04'S, 29° 13'E - Grid KZ 1391|
|Complement||44 (2 dead and 42 survivors).|
|Route||Hampton Roads - New York - Trinidad - Capetown (8 May) - Durban - Bombay - Karachi|
|Cargo||7104 tons of war materials, general cargo and mail|
|Notes on event|
At 23.40 hours on 11 May 1943 the Nailsea Meadow (Master Eric William Lambert) was torpedoed and sunk by U-196 40 miles south of Port St.Johns, Cape Colony. Two crew members were lost. The master, 34 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by the SAAF crash launch R 6 and landed at East London on 12 May.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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