British Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (Ocean (British Liberty))|
|Completed||1942 - Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Corp, Portland ME|
|Owner||Hain SS Co, London|
|Date of attack||7 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-505 (Peter Zschech)|
|Position||10° 06'N, 60° 00'W - Grid EO 1122|
|Complement||56 (0 dead and 56 survivors).|
|Route||Karachi - Durban (6 Oct) - Trinidad - New York|
|Cargo||600 tons of manganese ore as ballast|
|History||Completed in April 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
At 00.16 hours on 7 Nov 1942 the unescorted Ocean Justice (Master William Venables) was torpedoed and sunk by U-505 east of Trinidad. The master, 44 crew members, nine gunners and two survivors from the Belgian Fighter, which had been sunk on 9 October by U-68 (Merten), were picked up by British motor torpedo boats and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.
|On board||We have details of 41 people who were on board.|
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