British Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (North Sands)|
|Completed||1943 - Marine Industries Ltd, Sorel|
|Owner||T. Dunlop & Sons, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||19 May 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-453 (Dierk Lührs)|
|Position||38.20N, 16.28E - Grid CJ 99|
|Complement||60 (12 dead and 48 survivors).|
|Route||Taranto - Augusta|
|History||Completed July 1943 for the Canadian Government, lend-leased on bareboat charter to British Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 17.55 hours on 19 May 1944, the Fort Missanabie (Master Charles Robert Williamson) in convoy HA-43 was torpedoed and sunk by U-453 south of Taranto. The master, ten crew members and one gunner were lost. 35 crew members and 13 gunners were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Spero and Italian corvette Urania and landed at Augusta, Sicily.
The sinking of Fort Missanabie was the last success of the U-boats stationed in the Mediterranean.
|On board||We have details of 12 people who were on board.|
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