British Steam merchant
|Completed||1914 - AG Neptun Schiffswerft und Maschinenfabrik, Rostock|
|Owner||Williamson & Co, Hong Kong|
|Date of attack||7 Jul 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-198 (Werner Hartmann)|
|Position||25.06S, 35.33E - Grid KP 3819|
|Complement||66 (2 dead and 64 survivors).|
|Route||Aden - Mombasa - Lourenço Marques|
|History||Completed in April 1914 as Ulm for Deutsch-Australische DG, Hamburg. 1920 transferred to Britain as war reparation and renamed Tapti for James Nourse Ltd, London. 1937 renamed Leana for Williamson & Co, Hong Kong. |
|Notes on event|
At 06.45 hours on 7 Jul, 1943, U-198 began shelling the unescorted Leana (Master Joseph Crosthwaite) with 147 rounds from her deck gun about 40 miles southeast of Zavora Point, Portuguese East Africa and sank the ship with a coup de grâce at 08.10 hours. Two crew members were lost. The master was taken prisoner by the U-boat, landed at Bordeaux on 24 September and was taken to the POW camp Milag Nord. 57 crew members, five gunners and one passenger landed after five days at Inchi-Inchi Lighthouse, near Lourenço Marques.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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