British Motor tanker
|Completed||1941 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||21 Jul 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)|
|Position||10° 56'N, 61° 10'W - Grid ED 9946|
|Complement||52 (5 dead and 47 survivors).|
|Route||Lagos (13 Jul) - Trinidad|
|History||Completed in June 1941 |
|Notes on event|
At 10.29 hours on 21 July 1942 the unescorted Donovania (Master Douglas Bartholomew Edgar) was hit in the engine room by one G7e torpedo from U-160 off Grand Matelot Point, Trinidad. The tanker had been chased for more than four hours and missed with two single torpedoes at 09.24 and 09.52 hours. She sank by the stern in shallow water after being hit by a coup de grâce at 10.42 hours. Three crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 41 crew members and five gunners were picked up by British motor torpedo boats (MTBs) and USS Livermore (DD 429) (LtCdr V. Huber, USN) and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad. One injured crew member later died of wounds in a hospital.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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