Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,555 tons
Completed1930 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerKaye, Son & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack31 Oct 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-174 (Ulrich Thilo)
Position0° 46'S, 32° 42'W - Grid FC 5125
Complement42 (15 dead and 27 survivors).
RouteBuenos Aires (10 Oct) - Montevideo - Trinidad - UK 
Cargo6600 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in February 1930 
Notes on event

At 00.14 hours on 31 October 1942 the unescorted Marylyn (Master Thomas Collier Townsend) was torpedoed and sunk by U-174 about 450 miles west-northwest of St. Paul Rocks. Ten crew members and five gunners were lost. The master and six survivors were picked up by the British merchant Pundit and landed at Trinidad. The chief officer and 19 survivors were rescued on 10 November by the British merchant Ettrickbank and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.

On boardWe have details of 33 people who were on board

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