Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,297 tons
Completed1940 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland 
OwnerCharlton, McAllum & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack28 Oct 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-68 (Karl-Friedrich Merten)
Position23° 10'S, 1° 36'E - Grid GG 2637
Complement46 (2 dead and 44 survivors).
RouteCardiff - Durban - Alexandria 
Cargo3476 tons of general cargo, including military stores 
Notes on event

At 03.43 hours on 28 Oct 1941 the unescorted Hazelside (Master Charles Knight Evans) was torpedoed by U-68 about 600 miles southeast of St.Helena. At 04.01 hours, the vessel was sunk by a coup de grĂ¢ce. Two crew members were lost. The master, 37 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the Malayan Prince and landed at Capetown.

The master, Charles Knight Evans, was awarded the Lloyds War Medal for bravery at sea.

On boardWe have details of 11 people who were on board

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