Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,304 tons
Completed1920 - Robert Thompson & Sons Ltd, Bridge Dockyard, Sunderland 
OwnerP. & O. Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack8 Mar 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-124 (Georg-Wilhelm Schulz)
Position20° 51'N, 20° 32'W - Grid DT 9352
Complement82 (0 dead and 82 survivors).
RouteCalcutta - Freetown (1 Mar) - London 
CargoGeneral cargo, including 1120 tons of timber, tea, pig-iron and mail 
Notes on event

Between 05.47 and 06.08 hours on 8 March 1941,U-124 fired six single torpedoes at convoy SL-67 north of the Cape Verde Islands and observed four ships going down. Schulz reported five ships with about 33.000 tons sunk and another ship damaged. In fact four ships were sunk in the attack, the Nardana, Hindpool, Tielbank and Lahore.

The Lahore (Master Geoffrey Scott Stable) caught fire, was abandoned the next day and sank in 21°03N/20°38W. The master and 81 crew members were picked up by the British destroyer HMS Forester (H 74) (LtCdr E.B. Tancock DSC) and landed at Gibraltar on 16 March.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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