Ships hit by U-boats

Fort a la Corne

British Steam merchant

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NameFort a la Corne
Type:Steam merchant (North Sands)
Tonnage7,133 tons
Completed1942 - North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd, North Vancouver BC 
OwnerMcCowen & Gross Ltd, London 
Date of attack30 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-596 (Gunter Jahn)
Position36° 52'N, 1° 47'E - Grid CH 8292
Complement54 (0 dead and 54 survivors).
RouteBone (28 Mar) - Gibraltar 
History Completed in August 1942 for US War Shipping Administration (WSA), lend-leased on bareboat charter to British Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 20.15 hours on 30 March 1943, U-596 attacked convoy ET-16 west of Algiers and reported five hits on two ships, but the Italians reported hits on three ships. The Hallanger and Fort a la Corne were sunk by this attack.

The master, 43 crew members and ten gunners from the Fort a la Corne (Master Reginald A. Grove) were picked up by a British escort vessel and landed at Gibraltar.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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