Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage984 tons
Completed1928 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee 
OwnerJames Currie & Co Ltd, Leith 
Date of attack8 Mar 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-569 (Hans-Peter Hinsch)
Position59° 31'N, 10° 15'W - Grid AM 2417
Complement32 (3 dead and 29 survivors).
RouteReykjavik (6 Mar) - Scrabster - Grimsby 
Cargo700 tons of fish 
History Completed in July 1928 
Notes on event

At 19.17 hours on 8 March 1942 the unescorted Hengist (Master Arthur Jamieson) was torpedoed by U-569 northwest of Cape Wrath and sunk by a coup de grĂ¢ce at 20.04 hours. Two crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 24 crew members and four gunners were picked up by the French trawler Groenland and landed at Loch Ewe.

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