Ships hit by U-boats

King Arthur

British Motor merchant

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NameKing Arthur
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage5,224 tons
Completed1928 - Harland & Wolff Ltd, Belfast 
OwnerDodd, Thomson & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack15 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-67 (Günther Müller-Stöckheim)
Position10° 30'N, 59° 50'W - Grid EE 7758
Complement40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).
RouteAlexandria - Port Elizabeth (15 Oct) - Trinidad - UK 
Cargo5200 tons of general cargo and cotton 
History Completed in May 1928 
Notes on event

At 05.19 hours on 15 Nov 1942 the unescorted King Arthur (Master Angus MacNeil) was hit by two torpedoes from U-67 west of Trinidad. The U-boat fired three coups de grâce, the first at 05.27 hours missed, the second at 05.39 hours hit in the stern and the third at 05.47 hours hit amidships. The vessel capsized to port and sank at 05.51 hours. The master, 32 crew members and seven gunners were rescued by an American patrol ship and landed at Trinidad.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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