Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam tanker

Arletta under her former name Vanduara. Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage4,870 tons
Completed1925 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerSir James German & Co Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack5 Aug 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-458 (Kurt Diggins)
Position44° 44'N, 55° 22'W - Grid BB 8682
Complement41 (36 dead and 5 survivors).
ConvoyON-115 (straggler)
RouteGrangemouth - Loch Ewe (24 Jul) - Halifax 
History Built as Vanduara 1937 renamed Arletta 
Notes on event

At 16.13 hours on 5 Aug 1942 the Arletta (Master George William Stockton Rogers), a straggler from convoy ON-115, was torpedoed and sunk by U-458 south-southwest of Cape Race. The master, 29 crew members and six gunners were lost. The first officer William H. Duncan and four crew members were rescued after 15 days by the US Coast Guard ship USS Menemsha (AG 39) and landed at Boston on 25 August.

On boardWe have details of 36 people who were on board

Location of attack on Arletta.

ship sunk.

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