Ships hit by U-boats

Ocean Viceroy

British Steam merchant

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NameOcean Viceroy
Type:Steam merchant (Ocean (British Liberty))
Tonnage7,174 tons
Completed1942 - Permanente Metals Corp, Richmond CA 
OwnerP. Henderson & Co, Glasgow 
Date of attack29 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-662 (Heinz-Eberhard Müller)
Position46° 44'N, 16° 38'W - Grid BE 5635
Complement57 (5 dead and 52 survivors).
RoutePepel - Sunderland 
CargoIron ore 
History Completed in July 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT)

In 1948 the Ocean Viceroy was sold to Clan Line Ltd and renamed Clan Kenneth. 1958 sold to Greece and renamed Omonia II for Cia Concordia de Nav SA, Piraeus.
On 13 Apr 1966, she caught fire on a voyage from Djakarta to Amsterdam, was beached near Amsterdam. The ship was declared a total loss and scrapped in Hamburg. 

Notes on event

At 22.50 hours on 29 March 1943, U-662 fired a spread of four FAT torpedoes and one G7e torpedo at convoy SL-126 about 425 miles northwest of Cape Finisterre. Two hits on a first ship were heard, one hit on a second and the last torpedo was considered to be a hit on a third ship. The U-boat had sunk Empire Whale and Umaria and damaged Ocean Viceroy, but the order in which the ships were hit is unclear.

On boardWe have details of 11 people who were on board

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