Ships hit by U-boats

St. Margaret

British Steam merchant

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NameSt. Margaret
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,312 tons
Completed1936 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerSouth American Saint Line, Cardiff 
Date of attack27 Feb 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-66 (Friedrich Markworth)
Position27° 38'N, 43° 23'W - Grid DF 7587
Complement50 (3 dead and 47 survivors).
ConvoyON-165 (dispersed)
RouteLiverpool - Pernambuco - Buenos Aires 
Cargo6000 tons of general cargo and coal 
Notes on event

At 13.55 hours on 27 Feb 1943 the St. Margaret (Master Daniel Sydney Davies), dispersed from convoy ON-165, was hit on the starboard side in the engine room by one of two torpedoes from U-66 southeast of Bermuda. The U-boat fired three coups de grâce between 14.34 and 14.45 hours, but they all missed. At 15.10 hours, the fourth coup de grâce hit on the starboard side in the foreship from a distance of 250 metres and caused the ship to sink after 17 minutes. After the survivors were questioned, the master was taken prisoner by the U-boat, landed at Lorient on 24 March and brought to the POW camp Milag Nord. Three crew members were lost. 34 crew members, five gunners and seven passengers were picked up by USS Hobson (DD 464) and landed at Bermuda on 5 March.

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