British Motor passenger ship
|Type:||Motor passenger ship|
|Completed||1934 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Andrew Weir & Co, London|
|Date of attack||18 Jul 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-508 (Georg Staats)|
|Position||03.09N, 04.15E - Grid EV 9933|
|Complement||223 (1 dead and 222 survivors).|
|Route||Takoradi (16 Jul) - Walvis Bay - Durban - Middle East|
|Cargo||7000 tons of general cargo, including 3600 tons of cocoa, 2600 tons of stores, mail and 2 aircraft|
|History||Completed in April 1934 for Bank Line Ltd (Andrew Weir & Co), Belfast. |
|Notes on event|
At 07.56 hours on 18 Jul, 1943, the unescorted Incomati (Master Stephen Fox) was torpedoed and damaged by U-508 about 200 miles south of Lagos. At 08.18 hours, the U-boat began shelling the ship, setting her on fire and left the wreck in sinking condition. One crew member was lost. The master, 101 crew members, eight gunners and 112 passengers were picked up by HMS Boadicea (H 65) (LtCdr F.C. Brodrick, RN) and HMS Bridgewater (L 01) (Cdr N.W.H. Weekes, OBE, RN) and landed at Takoradi.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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