Ships hit by U-boats


Norwegian Motor merchant

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Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage7,256 tons
Completed1939 - F. Schichau GmbH, Elbing, Danzig 
OwnerWilh. Wilhelmsen, Oslo 
Date of attack26 Jun 1942Nationality:      Norwegian
FateDamaged by U-701 (Horst Degen)
Position34° 59'N, 75° 41'W - Grid DC 1238
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteLobito, Angola (10 Jun) - New York 
CargoCopper and tin 
History Completed in September 1939

On 7 Mar 1943, the unescorted Tamesis (Master Ole Jørgensen) encountered the convoy UGS-6 about 200 miles northeast of Bermuda and sank after a collision with the American steam merchant Alcoa Guard (4905 grt) in 35°07N/62°45W. All 50 crew members and seven passengers were picked up by another ship of the convoy, the American Liberty ship Richard H. Alvey
Notes on event

At 03.10 hours on 26 June 1942 the unescorted Tamesis (Master Even A. Bruun-Evensen) was hit by a torpedo from U-701 off Diamond Shoal. The explosion blew a large hole in #4 hold. All hands abandoned ship in the lifeboats, but in the morning the master and ten men reboarded the Tamesis and beached her in the Hatteras Inlet. Later the ship was towed to New York where she was repaired and returned to service.

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