Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2510.1

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,392 tons
Completed1928 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerWalter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack17 May 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-198 (Werner Hartmann)
Position28° 27'S, 32° 43'E - Grid KP 8441
Complement39 (12 dead and 27 survivors).
RouteLourenço Marques (16 May) - Durban - Buenos Aires 
Cargo6912 tons of coal 
History Completed in November 1928 
Notes on event

At 14.12 hours on 17 May 1943, U-198 fired two spreads of two torpedoes at convoy LMD-17 north of Durban, heard four detonations and sinking noises and reported one ship sunk and another probably sunk. However, only the Northmoor (Master Arthur Peters) was hit and sunk. Eleven crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 20 crew members, four gunners and two passengers (DBS) were picked up by HMS St. Loman (FY 276) (Lt R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR) and landed at Durban.

On boardWe have details of 13 people who were on board

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