Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,190 tons
Completed1919 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast 
OwnerBritish India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack2 Apr 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)
Position41° 02'N, 15° 39'W - Grid CF 3628
Complement90 (82 dead and 8 survivors).
RouteGlasgow (26 Mar) - Capetown - Karachi - Bombay 
CargoGeneral cargo and 6000 tons of military stores and 1000 tons of ammunition and torpedoes 
History Ordered as War Tomtit, launched as Gorissa, completed in August 1919 as Gogra for British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

At 18.55 hours on 2 April 1943, U-124 attacked convoy OS-45 about 320 miles west of Oporto and sank the Katha and Gogra. The U-boat was lost after this attack.

The master, 75 crew members and six gunners from the Gogra (Master John Drummond) were lost. Five crew members and three gunners were picked up by the British merchant Danby, transferred to the Canadian merchant New Northland and landed at Freetown.

On boardWe have details of 83 people who were on board

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