Ships hit by U-boats


Chama

British Motor tanker


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NameChama
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,077 tons
Completed1938 - NV Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack23 Mar 1941Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-97 (Udo Heilmann)
Position49° 35'N, 19° 13'W - Grid BE 2428
Complement59 (59 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOG-56 (straggler)
RouteArdrossan - New York 
CargoBallast 
History Built for NV Petroleum Mij ┬┤La Corona┬┤, The Hague 1939 transferred to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Notes on event

At 23.26 hours on 23 March 1941 the Chama (Master Hubert Stanley Sivell), a straggler from convoy OG-56, was torpedoed and sunk by U-97 west-southwest of Fastnet. The master, 54 crew members and four gunners were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 55 people who were on board

Location of attack on Chama.

ship sunk.


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