British Steam passenger ship
|Type:||Steam passenger ship|
|Completed||1920 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||26 Jan 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-188 (Siegfried Lüdden)|
|Position||13.00N, 55.15E - Grid MQ 4565|
|Complement||103 (0 dead and 103 survivors).|
|Route||Calcutta - Colombo - Aden - Suez|
|Cargo||5000 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in July 1920 |
|Notes on event|
At 18.48 hours on 26 Jan, 1944, the unescorted Surada (Master Ellis Henderson Brady) was hit by two stern torpedoes from U-188 40 miles east-northeast of Socotra Island. The ship broke in two and sank at 19.06 hours. The U-boat surfaced and asked the survivors about any losses and whether they had any provisions such as water. The master, 86 crewmen, nine gunners and seven passengers were picked up the following day by the British motor merchant Darro and landed at Aden on 29 January.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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