British Steam merchant
|Completed||1898 - David J. Dunlop & Co, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Douglas Shipping Co Ltd, Hong Kong|
|Date of attack||2 Oct 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-168 (Helmuth Pich)|
|Position||18.46N, 71.55E - Grid MH 7789|
|Complement||70 (12 dead and 58 survivors).|
|Route||Calcutta - Cochin - Karachi|
|History||Completed in December 1898 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.20 hours on 2 Oct, 1943, the unescorted Haiching (Master Charles E. Steuart) was torpedoed and sunk by U-168 in the Arabian Sea 80 miles west-southwest of Bombay. Twelve crew members were lost. The master, 55 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the Indian dhow Mahadro Prasad and landed at Bombay.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
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