Ships hit by U-boats

Gypsum Empress

British Steam merchant

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NameGypsum Empress
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,034 tons
Completed1929 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough 
OwnerGypsum Packet Co Ltd, Windsor NS 
Date of attack3 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)
Position12° 27'N, 64° 04'W - Grid ED 8298
Complement40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).
RouteDemerara - Trinidad - New York 
Cargo6200 tons of bauxite 
History Completed in April 1929 
Notes on event

At 11.37 hours on 3 Nov 1942, U-160 attacked convoy TAG-18 for the third time west of Grenada and sank the Gypsum Empress and Leda.

The master, 31 crew members, four gunners and four signalmen from the Gypsum Empress (Master John Smyth Rodgers) were picked up by the Spanish steam tanker Gobeo and landed at Trinidad on 3 November.

On boardWe have details of 28 people who were on board

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