Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,575 tons
Completed1930 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland 
OwnerGlen & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack21 Sep 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-201 (Adalbert Schnee)
Position46° 20'N, 22° 23'W - Grid BE 4866
Complement23 (14 dead and 9 survivors).
RouteBarry - Lisbon 
Cargo2200 tons of coal 
History Completed in June 1930 
Notes on event

At 22.50 hours on 21 Sep 1941 the Runa (Master Hugh McLarty) in convoy OG-74 was torpedoed and sunk by U-201 north-northeast of the Azores. Twelve crew members and two gunners were lost. The master, seven crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Deptford (L 53) (LtCdr H.R. White, RN) and landed at Gibraltar.

On boardWe have details of 15 people who were on board

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