Ships hit by U-boats

Ocean Venus

British Steam merchant

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NameOcean Venus
Type:Steam merchant (Ocean (British Liberty))
Tonnage7,174 tons
Completed1942 - Permanente Metals Corp, Richmond CA 
OwnerJohn Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack3 May 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-564 (Reinhard Suhren)
Position28° 21'N, 80° 23'W - Grid DB 9434
Complement47 (5 dead and 42 survivors).
RouteUnion Bay, British Columbia - Colon (27 Apr) - Halifax - UK 
Cargo9450 tons general cargo, incl. 4000 t lead, 4000 t lumber, 1000 t canned herrings and 80 t acetone 
History Completed in March 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Notes on event

At 08.24 hours on 3 May 1942 the unescorted Ocean Venus (Master John Park) was torpedoed and sunk by U-564 about 12 miles east-southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Five crew members were lost. The master, 37 crew members and four gunners rowed to shore and landed at Cape Canaveral.

On boardWe have details of 6 people who were on board

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