Ships hit by U-boats

Franche Comte

British Motor tanker

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NameFranche Comte
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage9,314 tons
Completed1936 - Odense Staalskibsværft ved A.P. Møller, Odense 
OwnerMinistry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Date of attack16 Mar 1941Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position61° 15'N, 12° 30'W
Complement? men (? dead and ? survivors).

built as Dutch Loosdrecht for NV Phs. van Ommeren´s Scheepvaartbedrijf, Rotterdam; 1939 renamed French Franche-Comté for Société Française de Transports Pétrolièrs (SFTP), Paris; 1940 taken over by Britain and renamed Franche Comte by Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).

1945 returned to French owner. 

Notes on event

On 16 March 1941, U-99 attacked convoy HX-112 several times and sank five ships, Venetia, J.B. White, Ferm, Beduin and Korshamn and damaged the Franche Comte. The U-boat was lost after these attacks.

On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

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