British Steam trawler
|Completed||1918 - Rennie Forrestt Shipbuilding, Engineering & Drydock Co Ltd, Wivenhoe|
|Owner||J. Craig, Aberdeen|
|Date of attack||9 Aug 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-206 (Herbert Opitz)|
|Position||62° 33'N, 14° 07'W - Grid AE 8525|
|Complement||13 (13 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Reykjavik (5 Aug) - fishing grounds|
|History||Completed in June 1918 as armed trawler HMS John Fairman (No. 3750) of the Strath class for the Admiralty and served as hydrophone vessel. 1920 converted to a fishing trawler and renamed Ocean Victor (A 7) for J. Craig, Aberdeen. |
|Notes on event|
At 05.28 hours on 9 August 1941 the unescorted Ocean Victor (Skipper Marquis Silverstone Slater) was hit on the port side by one G7e torpedo from U-206 and sank immediately after a heavy explosion about 100 miles southeast of Iceland. The trawler had been reported missing after leaving Iceland.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
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