Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of State Library of New South Wales

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,444 tons
Completed1924 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerT. & J. Harrison, Liverpool 
Date of attack4 Jul 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-123 (Reinhard Hardegen)
Position25° 33'N, 28° 23'W - Grid DS 3622
Complement76 (1 dead and 75 survivors).
ConvoyOB-337 (dispersed)
RouteLondon - Capetown - Beira 
Cargo5300 tons of general cargo and 10 aircraft 
History Completed in June 1924 
Notes on event

At 03.55 hours on 4 July 1941 the Auditor (Master Edwin Bennett), dispersed on 28 June in 48°17N/20°40W from convoy OB-337, was hit by one torpedo from U-123 and sank about 600 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands. One gunner was lost. The master and 50 crew members landed at St. Michael Island, Azores and 20 crew members and four gunners landed at Taffalal Bay, San Antonio Island, Cape Verde Islands and were brought to Bathurst by HMS Gorleston (Y 92) (Cdr R.W. Keymer, RN).

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

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