Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,399 tons
Completed1928 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields 
OwnerF.C. Strick & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack13 May 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-94 (Otto Ites)
Position52° 09'N, 33° 56'W - Grid AK 8494
Complement42 (1 dead and 41 survivors).
RouteNewport, Mon. - Milford Haven (5 May) - Halifax 
Cargo4988 tons of coal 
Notes on event

At 03.51 hours on 13 May 1942 the Batna (Master Robert Maxwell Potts) in convoy ONS-92 was torpedoed and sunk by U-94 southeast of Cape Farewell. One crew member was lost. The master, 34 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the British rescue ship Bury (Master Lawrence Edwin Brown OBE) and landed at St.Johns on 16 May.

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