Ships hit by U-boats


South African Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage193 tons
Completed1892 - Scott & Co, Bowling 
OwnerThesens SS Co Ltd (Mitchell Cotts & Co), Capetown 
Date of attack7 Jun 1943Nationality:      South African
FateSunk by U-181 (Wolfgang Lüth)
Position25° 50'S, 33° 20'E - Grid KP 5325
Complement16 (16 dead - no survivors)
RouteDurban (6 Jun) - Dar es Salaam 
History Completed in September 1892 
Notes on event

At 23.28 hours on 7 June 1943 the unescorted Harrier was hit aft by one G7a torpedo from U-181 and disintegrated in a heavy explosion about 200 miles east of Durban. There were no survivors.


Location of attack on Harrier.

ship sunk.

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