Ships hit by U-boats


British Fortitude

British Motor tanker


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NameBritish Fortitude
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,482 tons
Completed1937 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead 
OwnerBritish Tanker Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack23 Feb 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateDamaged by U-202 (Günter Poser)
Position31° 10'N, 27° 30'W - Grid DG 5624
Complement59 (0 dead and 59 survivors).
ConvoyUC-1
RouteBarry (30 Jan) - Swansea - Milford Haven - Curaçao 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in April 1937

Post-war:
1957 renamed Anglian Fortitude for BP Tanker Co. Broken up at Burcht in August 1958.

 
Notes on event

At 22.17 hours on 23 Feb 1943, U-202 fired a spread of four torpedoes at convoy UC-1. The first struck the Murena and the second the British Fortitude, both tankers were able to continue their voyage, though in a damaged condition. The third torpedo failed and the last hit the Empire Norseman, which had already been damaged by U-382 (Juli) and was later sunk by a coup de grâce from U-558 (Krech).

The British Fortitude arrived at Guantanamo on 8 March, was later repaired at Galveston and returned to service in May 1943.

 
On boardWe have details of 6 people who were on board

Location of attack on British Fortitude.

ship damaged.


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