British Steam merchant
|Completed||1934 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||P. Henderson & Co, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||24 Jul 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-199 (Hans-Werner Kraus)|
|Position||25.30S, 44.00W - Grid GB 4191|
|Complement||64 (2 dead and 62 survivors).|
|Route||Ellesmere Port (16 Jun) - Santos|
|Cargo||2095 tons of chemicals|
|History||Completed in November 1934 |
|Notes on event|
At 09.30 hours on 24 Jul, 1943, the unescorted Henzada (Master William Innes McIntosh) was hit amidships by one of two stern torpedoes from U-199, broke in two and sank in 20 minutes about 100 miles southwest of Rio de Janeiro. The U-boat had missed the ship in a first attack a few hours earlier with three torpedoes. Two gunners were lost. The master, 55 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the Panamanian motor tanker Baltic and landed at Montevideo on 28 July.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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