Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Stuart Smith

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,574 tons
Completed1936 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland 
OwnerGlen & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack28 Oct 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)
Position41° 17'N, 21° 40'W - Grid CF 2483
Complement28 (19 dead and 9 survivors).
RouteHuelva - Clyde 
Cargo2393 tons of copper pyrites 
History Completed in May 1936 
Notes on event

At 05.08 and 05.09 hours on 28 October 1941 U-432 fired a spread of two bow and one stern torpedoes at convoy HG-75 east-northeast of the Azores and observed hits on two ships, one of them sinking by the stern after about 4 minutes. However, the only ship hit in the attack was Ulea (Master Frederick Osborn Ambrose). The master, twelve crew members, three gunners and three passengers were lost. Four crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS La Malouine (K 46) (T/Lt V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR) and two crew members by HMS Bluebell (K 80) (LtCdr R.E. Sherwood, RNR) and landed at Liverpool.

On boardWe have details of 18 people who were on board

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