Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,963 tons
Completed1922 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerT. & J. Harrison, Liverpool 
Date of attack26 Jan 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-106 (Hermann Rasch)
Position40° 00'N, 61° 45'W - Grid CB 5172
Complement52 (52 dead - no survivors)
RouteNew Orleans - Hampton Roads (23 Jan) - Halifax - Holyhead - Liverpool 
CargoGeneral cargo, including 600 tons of explosives 
History Completed in March 1922 
Notes on event

At 08.42 hours on 26 Jan 1942 the unescorted Traveller (Master Harold Marr Fitz-Simons) was hit amidships by two torpedoes from U-106 and sank within six minutes east of New York. The U-boat reported that a heavy detonation was felt a few minutes after the ship sank. The master, 49 crew members and two gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 52 people who were on board

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