British Steam merchant
|Completed||1926 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||T. & J. Harrison, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||15 Jul 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-198 (Burkhard Heusinger von Waldegg)|
|Position||24° 30'S, 35° 44'E - Grid KP 3568|
|Complement||57 (1 dead and 56 survivors).|
|Route||Middlesbrough - Durban - Beira - Seychelles|
|Cargo||500 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in March 1926 |
|Notes on event|
On 15 July 1944 the unescorted Director (Master William Weatherall) was hit by one torpedo from U-198 and sank in the Mozambique Channel southeast of Inhambane, Portuguese East Africa. One crew member was lost. The master, 49 crew members and six gunners were rescued. The master and 14 crew members by the Portuguese sloop Goncalves Zarco and landed at Lourenco Marques. The chief officer, 34 crew members and six gunners landed at Kosi Bay, Portuguese East Africa.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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