British Steam merchant
|Completed||1910 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Hadley Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||13 Aug 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-862 (Heinrich Timm)|
|Position||24.20S, 41.45E - Grid KQ 2158|
|Complement||55 (23 dead and 32 survivors).|
|Route||Lourenco Marques - Mombasa|
|Cargo||4-5000 tons of coal|
|History||Built as Izrada, 1915 renamed Poldennis, 1921 renamed Izrada, 1935 sold to Yugoslavia and renamed Bor for Brodarsko Akcionarsko Drustvo Oceania, Susak. In June 1941, she was seized by Britain, transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and renamed Radbury. |
|Notes on event|
On 13 Aug, 1944, the unescorted Radbury (Master John H. Gregory) was torpedoed and sunk by U-862 west of Madagascar. The master, 18 crew members and one gunner were lost. 30 crew members and five gunners made landfall on the uninhabited island of Europa in the Mozambique Channel on 16 August. Three crew members and one gunner left the island on a raft, but only one crew member reached Quelimane, Portuguese East Africa on 1 November. The remaining survivors were rescued on 27 October by HMS Linaria (K 282) (LtCdr R.H. Jameson) and landed at Kilindine, Kenya on 3 November.
|On board||We have details of 20 people who were on board.|
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