British Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (Ocean (British Liberty))|
|Completed||1941 - Permanente Metals Corp, Richmond CA|
|Owner||W.H. Seager & Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||13 Sep 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-515 (Werner Henke)|
|Position||10° 43'N, 60° 11'W - Grid EE 7772|
|Complement||51 (11 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Suez - Capetown (19 Aug) - Trinidad - New York|
|History||Completed in October 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
At 02.27 hours on 13 Sep 1942 the unescorted Ocean Vanguard (Master Wilfred Leslie Brett) was torpedoed by U-515 and sank following a coup de grâce at 02.38 hours about 45 miles east of Galera Point, Trinidad. Ten crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 34 crew members and five gunners were picked up by the Norwegian motor merchant Braga and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 12 people who were on board.|
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