Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,415 tons
Completed1932 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerJ. & C. Harrison Ltd, London 
Date of attack14 Sep 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-515 (Werner Henke)
Position10° 03'N, 60° 20'W - Grid EO 1121
Complement50 (2 dead and 48 survivors).
RouteBuenos Aires - Rio de Janeiro (29 Aug) - Trinidad - New York 
Cargo8000 tons of general cargo and bags of mail 
History Completed in August 1932 
Notes on event

At 14.10 hours on 14 September 1942 the unescorted Harborough (Master Frank Norman Hibbert) was hit by one torpedo from U-515 40 miles east of Galera Point, Trinidad. 15 minutes later the U-boat opened fire with her 105mm deck gun and 37mm AA gun. The ship caught fire and sank later. Two crew members were lost. The master, 38 crew members, eight gunners and one passenger made landfall at Pembroke Beach, Tobago.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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