British Steam merchant
|Completed||1942 - Grangemouth Dockyard Co Ltd, Grangemouth|
|Owner||Christian Salvesen & Co, Edinburgh|
|Date of attack||18 Nov 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-81 (Johann-Otto Krieg)|
|Position||39.24N, 17.40E - Grid CK 7175|
|Complement||42 (2 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Bona - Augusta (16 Nov) - Brindisi|
|Cargo||1550 tons of military stores, including 700 tons of land mines|
|History||Completed in January 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
At 17.12 hours on 18 Nov, 1943, the Empire Dunstan (Master Norman Ramsay) in convoy AH-9 was hit by one of two torpedoes from U-81, broke in two and sank after 20 minutes southwest of Taranto. Two crew members were lost. The master, 29 crew members, seven gunners and three passengers were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Lom and landed at Taranto.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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