Ships hit by U-boats


Ocean Vanguard

British Steam merchant



NameOcean Vanguard
Type:Steam merchant (Ocean (British Liberty))
Tonnage7,174 tons
Completed1941 - Permanente Metals Corp, Richmond CA 
OwnerW.H. Seager & Co Ltd, Cardiff 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack13 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-515 (Werner Henke)
Position10° 43'N, 60° 11'W - Grid EE 7772
Complement51 (11 dead and 40 survivors).
Convoy
RouteSuez - Capetown (19 Aug) - Trinidad - New York 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in October 1941 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Notes on event

At 02.27 hours on 13 Sep 1942 the unescorted Ocean Vanguard (Master Wilfred Leslie Brett) was torpedoed by U-515 and sank following a coup de grĂ¢ce at 02.38 hours about 45 miles east of Galera Point, Trinidad. Ten crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 34 crew members and five gunners were picked up by the Norwegian motor merchant Braga and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.

 
On boardWe have details of 12 people who were on board

ship sunk.


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