Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,108 tons
Completed1941 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland 
OwnerAmbrose, Davies & Matthews Ltd, Swansea 
Date of attack5 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-130 (Siegfried Keller)
Position43° 50'N, 14° 46'W - Grid BE 9495
Complement47 (0 dead and 47 survivors).
RouteLagos, Nigeria - Gibraltar - Hull 
Cargo8181 tons of West African produce 
History Completed in May 1941 
Notes on event

At 17.45 hours on 5 March 1943, U-130 attacked convoy XK-2 northwest of Lisbon and sank four ships, the Fidra, Empire Tower, Trefusis and Ger-y-Bryn.

The master, the crew of 37 and the nine gunners from the Ger-y-Bryn (Master Theodore John Butler Beard) were rescued by HMS Coreopsis (K 32) (T/Lt B.C. Hamilton, RNR), transferred to HMS Loch Oskaig (FY 175) (Lt G.F.S. Clampitt) and landed at Londonderry.

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