British Steam merchant
|Completed||1929 - Barclay, Curle & Co, Whiteinch, Glasgow|
|Owner||Maclay & McIntyre Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||1 May 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-181 (Kurt Freiwald)|
|Position||18° 14'S, 20° 00'W - Grid FS 5931|
|Complement||48 (13 dead and 35 survivors).|
|Route||Algiers - Gibraltar (15 Apr) - Rio de Janeiro - River Plate|
|History||Completed in November 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.11 hours on 1 May 1944 the unescorted Janeta (Master John Cameron) was torpedoed and sunk by U-181 about 900 miles south by west of Ascension Island. The U-boat misidentified the ship as Banavon. Nine crew members and four gunners were lost. The master, 31 crew members and three gunners were rescued; the master, the third officer and eight survivors were rescued and landed at Bahia on 14 May. 15 more survivors were picked up by the Swedish motor merchant Freja about 150 miles south of Bahia and landed at Rio de Janerio. On 12 May, ten survivors were picked up by USS Alger (DE 101) and landed at Bahia.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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