British Motor tanker
|Completed||1938 - Nederlandsche Dok Mij NV, Amsterdam|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||16 Feb 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-564 (Reinhard Suhren)|
|Position||37° 38'N, 66° 07'W - Grid CB 4998|
|Complement||58 (0 dead and 58 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao - Halifax - Reykjavik, Iceland|
|Cargo||8000 tons of petrol and paraffin|
|History||Completed in May 1938|
1959 renamed 23 December for the Egyptian Government. 1976 renamed Nawar for M. Nawar. Broken up in 1978.
|Notes on event|
From 20.38 to 21.30 hours on 16 February 1942 U-564 fought a gun duel with the unescorted Opalia (Master Percy Douglas Seear) about 300 miles north-northwest of Bermuda. The U-boat eventually broke off the engagement when the last of 83 rounds for the 88mm deck gun were fired. Only three hits had been scored that damaged the tanker only slightly. Three men of 52 crew members and six gunners were injured by splinters.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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