Ships hit by U-boats

Grey Ranger

British Fleet oiler

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NameGrey Ranger
Type:Fleet oiler (Ranger)
Tonnage3,313 tons
Completed1941 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee 
OwnerThe Admiralty (Royal Fleet Auxiliary), London 
Date of attack22 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-435 (Siegfried Strelow)
Position71° 23'N, 11° 03'W - Grid AA 9286
Complement39 (6 dead and 33 survivors).
RouteArchangel (13 Sep) - Loch Ewe - UK 
History Completed in September 1941 
Notes on event

Between 07.18 and 07.19 hours on 22 Sep 1942, U-435 fired five single torpedoes at convoy QP-14 west of Jan Mayen Island and reported five hits on three ships. The ships hit were Bellingham, Ocean Voice and Grey Ranger.

Six crew members from the Grey Ranger (Master Howard Douglas Gausden, DSO) were lost. The master and 32 crew members were picked up by the British rescue ship Rathlin (Master August Banning, DSO) and landed at Gourock on 26 September.

On boardWe have details of 7 people who were on board

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