Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Bowman

British Steam merchant

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NameEmpire Bowman
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,031 tons
Completed1942 - C. Connell & Co. Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerHain SS Co, London 
Date of attack30 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-404 (Otto von B├╝low)
Position47° 26'N, 15° 53'W - Grid BE 6146
Complement50 (4 dead and 46 survivors).
RouteKarachi - Mormugao - Durban - Freetown (12 Mar) - Hull 
Cargo5971 tons of general cargo and 2500 tons of manganese ore 
History Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Notes on event

On 30 March 1943 the Empire Bowman (Master Charles Henry Cranch OBE) in convoy SL-126 was torpedoed and sunk by U-404 about 425 miles northwest of Cape Finisterre. Four crew members were lost. The master, 39 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the British frigate HMS Wear (K 230) (Lt G.D. Edwards) and landed at Liverpool.

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