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Re: SS Abosso. Help!
Posted by: fabian nwamuo williams ()
Date: September 12, 2009 07:28PM

Anonymous User Wrote:
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> Hi John
> SS 'Abosso' built in 1935 at Cammel Laird,
> Birkenhead. GRT. 11,330. Length. 460 feet.
> Breadth. 65 feet. Draught. 26ft. Speed. 15 knots.
> Torpedoed and sunk by U-575 (Guenther Heydemann)
> 700 miles NW of the Azores. Sailed from Cape Town
> on 8th October 1942 bound for Liverpool with 207
> passengers and a cargo of 3000 tons of wool and
> bags of mail. The master, Captain Reginald William
> Tate, 148 crew, 18 gunners and 173 passengers were
> lost. 34 crew, 2 gunners and 17 passengers were
> rescued by HM sloop 'Bideford' and landed at
> Londonderry.
> Sources; 'World's Merchant Fleets' by Roger
> Jordan. 'British and Commonwealth Merchant Ship
> Losses to Axis Submarines' by Alan J. Tennent.
> Hope this helps.
> Regards,
> Andrew
was wondering if the picture of the crew exist,my grand father was chief catering office on board the ship his name was ekeke nwamuo williams will appricaite if my request will be looked into.thanks fabian i n williams grand son.

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