Ships hit by U-boats


Armanistan

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson Collection

NameArmanistan
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,805 tons
Completed1937 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields 
OwnerF.C. Strick & Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack3 Feb 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-25 (Viktor Schütze)
Position38° 15'N, 11° 15'W - Grid CG 5719
Complement54 (0 dead and 54 survivors).
ConvoyOG-16
RouteAntwerp - Basrah 
Cargo8300 tons of general cargo, including sugar, zinc, chemical products and iron rails 
History Completed in January 1937 
Notes on event

At 14.32 hours on 3 Feb 1940 the Armanistan (Master Charles Rolls Knight) in convoy OG-16 was torpedoed and sunk by U-25 west of the River Tagus, Portugal. The crew was rescued by the Spanish merchant Monte Abril and landed at Tenerife.

 
On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Location of attack on Armanistan.

ship sunk.


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