Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage8,791 tons
Completed1919 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Walker-on-Tyne 
OwnerRoyal Mail Lines Ltd, London 
Date of attack29 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-404 (Otto von Bülow)
Position46° 50'N, 16° 40'W - Grid BE 5653
Complement97 (0 dead and 97 survivors).
RouteBuenos Aires - Freetown (12 Mar) - Cardiff 
Cargo6069 tons of refrigerated meat 
History Completed in June 1919 
Notes on event

At 23.44 hours on 29 March 1943 the Nagara (Master Percy Cooper) in convoy SL-126 was torpedoed and damaged by U-404 about 425 miles northwest of Cape Finisterre. The ship was taken in tow by the tug HMS Dexterous (W 111) but foundered on 4 April in 47°52N/14°03W. The master, 84 crew members and twelve gunners were picked up by HMS Wear (K 230) (T/Lt G.D. Edwards, RNVR) and landed at Liverpool.

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