British Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (North Sands)|
|Completed||1943 - North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd, North Vancouver BC|
|Owner||Smith, Hogg & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||14 May 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-616 (Siegfried Koitschka)|
|Position||36° 45'N, 0° 55'E|
|Complement||61 (0 dead and 61 survivors).|
|Route||Taranto - Hampton Roads|
|History||Completed in May 1943 for the Canadian Government, lend-leased on bareboat charter to British Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).|
Broken up at Bilbao in October 1971.
|Notes on event|
The Fort Fidler managed to reach Oran and after temporary repairs was towed to Lisbon, arriving on 1 March 1945. Sold to Portugal by the US Maritime Commission and returned to service as Alcoutim for Sociedade Geral de Comercio, Industria e Transportes, Lisbon.
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