British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||Turner, Brightman & Co, London|
|Date of attack||17 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-305 (Rudolf Bahr)|
|Position||52° 25'N, 30° 15'W - Grid AK 9529|
|Complement||43 (13 dead and 30 survivors).|
|Route||Pepel - Curaçao - Halifax (8 Mar) - Middlesbrough|
|Cargo||7100 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in January 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 23.09 hours on 17 March 1943, U-305 fired a spread of two torpedoes at convoy SC-122 southeast of Cape Farewell and hit the Port Auckland in station #93 and Zouave in station #84, which sank within five minutes.
Twelve crew members and one gunner from Zouave (Master William Hunter Cambridge) were lost. The master, 24 crew members and five gunners were picked up by HMS Godetia (K 226) (Lt M.A.F. Larose, RNR) and landed at Gourock.
|On board||We have details of 16 people who were on board.|
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