Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,419 tons
Completed1923 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerAsiatic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack9 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-154 (Heinrich Schuch)
Position14° 45'N, 55° 45'W - Grid EE 5386
Complement88 (88 dead - no survivors)
RouteSafaga Island, Egypt - Table Bay (15 Oct) - Charleston - New York 
History Completed in August 1923 
Notes on event

At 07.43 hours on 9 Nov 1942 the unescorted Nurmahal (Master William Robert Gordon) was hit amidships by two torpedoes from U-154 and sank in less than 30 seconds about 300 miles east of Martinique. The U-boat investigated the sinking location, but found no survivors. The master, 83 crew members and four gunners were lost.

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