British Motor tanker
|Completed||1928 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Walker-on-Tyne|
|Owner||British Tanker Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||11 Jan 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-620 (Heinz Stein)|
|Position||30° 30'N, 19° 55'W - Grid DH 5119|
|Complement||53 (38 dead and 15 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Trinidad - Gibraltar|
|Cargo||9000 tons of aviation spirit|
|History||Completed in April 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 00.40 hours on 11 January 1943, U-522 (Schneider) attacked convoy TM-1 northwest of the Canary Islands and reported one tanker sunk and one other damaged. In fact, the British Dominion (Master Joseph Douglas Miller) was struck by three torpedoes and abandoned.
After 03.00 hours on 11 January, the wreck was sunk by U-620 with a coup de grâce and gunfire. 33 crew members and four gunners were lost. The master, ten crew members and five gunners were picked up by HMS Godetia (K 226) (Lt A.H. Pierce, OBE, RNR) and landed at Gibraltar, but one crew member had died from injuries and was buried at sea on 14 January.
|On board||We have details of 41 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for British Dominion
|11 Jan 1943||U-522||Kptlt. Herbert Schneider||Damaged||6,983|
|11 Jan 1943||U-620||Oblt. Heinz Stein||Sunk||6,983|
Note. Map of attack temporarily disabled due to huge Google Maps price increase (20 July 2018).
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