Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,966 tons
Completed1928 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerEvan Thomas Radcliffe & Co, Cardiff 
Date of attack2 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-172 (Carl Emmermann)
Position27° 03'S, 2° 59'W - Grid GG 4769
Complement44 (24 dead and 20 survivors).
RouteNew York - Trinidad (9 Oct) - Durban - Saldanha Bay - Bombay 
Cargo9024 tons of US military stores 
Notes on event

At 21.43 hours on 2 Nov 1942 the unescorted Llandilo (Master William Redvers Baden Burgess) was torpedoed and sunk by U-172 southeast of St.Helena. The master, 20 crew members and three gunners were lost. 17 crew members and three gunners were picked up by the Norwegian merchant Olaf Bergh and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.

On boardWe have details of 25 people who were on board

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