Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,592 tons
Completed1940 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland 
OwnerMagee, Son & Co, West Hartlepool 
HomeportWest Hartlepool 
Date of attack14 Dec 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-443 (Konstantin von Puttkamer)
Position35° 49'N, 1° 25'W - Grid CH 7679
Complement24 (13 dead and 11 survivors).
RouteGibraltar - North Africa 
Cargo800 tons of military stores 
History Completed in December 1940 
Notes on event

At 22.12 hours on 14 Dec 1942 the Edencrag (Master James Gentles) in convoy TE-9 was torpedoed and sunk by U-443 west of Algiers. The master, ten crew members and two gunners were lost. Nine crew members and two gunners were picked up by HMS Samphire (K 128) (LtCdr F.T. Renny, DSC, RNR) and landed at Algiers.

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