Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2871

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,455 tons
Completed1925 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields 
OwnerWalter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack23 May 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)
Position39° 30'N, 66° 00'W - Grid CB 1928
Complement45 (45 dead - no survivors)
RouteHalifax (21 May) - St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 
History Completed in September 1925 
Notes on event

At 00.24 hours on 23 May 1942 the unescorted Zurichmoor (Master Herbert Dixon Hodgson) was hit by two torpedoes from U-432 and sank by the bow within 90 seconds about 400 miles east of Philadelphia. The master, 38 crew members and six gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 45 people who were on board

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