Fort St. Nicolas
British Steam merchant
|Name||Fort St. Nicolas|
|Type:||Steam merchant (Victory)|
|Completed||1943 - Burrard Dry Dock Co, North Vancouver BC|
|Owner||John Cory & Sons Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||15 Feb 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-410 (Horst-Arno Fenski)|
|Position||40.34N, 14.38E - Grid CJ 6768|
|Complement||67 (0 dead and 67 survivors).|
|Route||Hull - Augusta - Naples - Salerno|
|Cargo||4000 tons of military stores|
|History||Completed in September 1943 for the Canadian Government, lend-leased on bareboat charter to British Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 15.22 hours on 15 Feb, 1944, the Fort St. Nicolas (Master Kenneth Howard Pengelly) was hit by a Gnat from U-410 and sank east of the island of Capri. The master, 48 crew members, 14 gunners and four passengers were rescued by a RAF crash launch and landed at Salerno.
Fort St. Nicolas was participating in Operation Shingle, the landings at Anzio-Nettuno.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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