Ships hit by U-boats


Yugoslavian Steam merchant

Nemanja under her former name Trojan Prince

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,226 tons
Completed1918 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerJugoslavenski Lloyd Akcionarsko Drustvo, Zagreb 
Date of attack8 Apr 1942Nationality:      Yugoslavian
FateSunk by U-84 (Horst Uphoff)
Position40° 30'N, 64° 50'W - Grid CB 4269
Complement47 (13 dead and 34 survivors).
RouteSan Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic (30 Mar) - Halifax - UK 
Cargo7207 tons of sugar 
History Completed in June 1918 as War Perch for The Shipping Controller, managed by J. Westoll, Sunderland. 1919 renamed Trojan Prince for Prince Line Ltd (Furness, Withy & Co Ltd), London. 1924 renamed Hoosac for Warren Line Ltd (Furness, Withy & Co Ltd), Liverpool. 1926 sold to Yugoslavia and renamed Nemanja for Atlanska Plovidba Ivo Racic, Dubrovnik. 1928 sold to Jugoslavenski Lloyd Akcionarsko Drustvo, Zagreb. 
Notes on event

At 04.57 hours on 8 April 1942 the unescorted Nemanja (Master Karlo Loser) was hit on the starboard side between #3 hold and side bunker by one torpedo from U-84 while steaming on a zigzag course at 8.5 knots in a very dark night about 180 miles south-southeast of Cape Sable, Nova Scotia. The U-boat had chased the ship for 10 hours and missed with a spread of two torpedoes at 02.57 hours. The survivors immediately abandoned ship in one damaged lifeboat in rough sea after attempts to send distress signals failed as the aerials came down together with the main mast. U-84 surfaced shortly afterwards and left the area without questioning the survivors after firing a coup de grâce from the stern torpedo tube at 05.42 hours. The ship sank quickly after being hit the second time. The master, nine crew members and three British gunners (the ship was armed with one 3” gun) were lost. At 12.00 hours on 9 April, the survivors were picked up by Franche Comte and landed at Halifax on 11 April.

On boardWe have details of 7 people who were on board

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