Ships hit by U-boats


Lalande

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

NameLalande
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,453 tons
Completed1920 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerLamport & Holt Ltd, Liverpool 
HomeportLiverpool 
Date of attack14 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateDamaged by U-73 (Horst Deckert)
Position36° 08'N, 3° 46'W - Grid CH 7455
Complement64 (7 dead and 57 survivors).
ConvoyTorch
RouteAlgiers - Gibraltar 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in September 1920

Post-war:
1951 sold to Italy and renamed Cristina Maria G. for G. Gestioni Esercizio Nav, Genoa. 1953 renamed Cristina Maria for Soc di Nav Roma (N. Rizzi), Genoa. Later that year registered in Panama for Rasmar Inc, Panama. Broken up at Hamburg in August 1959. 
Notes on event

At 05.13 hours on 14 Nov 1942 the Lalande in a Torch convoy off Oran was hit by one of three torpedoes fired by U-73, but reached port safely and was repaired until June 1943.

 
On boardWe have details of 10 people who were on board

Location of attack on Lalande.

ship damaged.


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