Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Cromwell

British Steam merchant

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NameEmpire Cromwell
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,970 tons
Completed1941 - Wm. Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerLambert Brothers Ltd, London 
Date of attack28 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-508 (Georg Staats)
Position9° 00'N, 58° 30'W - Grid EO 1590
Complement49 (24 dead and 25 survivors).
RouteHaifa - Capetown (4 Nov) - Trinidad - New York 
Cargo1000 tons of chrome ore 
History Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Notes on event

At 02.17 hours on 28 Nov 1942 the unescorted Empire Cromwell (Master Philip Dent) was torpedoed and sunk by U-508 about 160 miles southeast of Galeota Point, Trinidad. The master, 20 crew members and three gunners were lost. 19 crew members and six gunners were picked up two days later by British MTBĀ“s and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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