Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,357 tons
Completed1938 - William Denny & Brothers Ltd, Dumbarton 
OwnerP. Henderson & Co, Glasgow 
Date of attack2 Apr 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)
Position41° 02'N, 15° 39'W - Grid CF 3628
Complement64 (6 dead and 58 survivors).
RouteLondon - Hull - Oban (26 Mar) - Durban - Colombo - Calcutta 
Cargo7000 tons of naval and military stores, including 16 Hurricane aircraft, a fire engine for Karachi and more 
History Completed in February 1938 
Notes on event

At 18.55 hours on 2 April 1943, U-124 attacked convoy OS-45 about 320 miles west of Oporto and sank the Katha and Gogra. The U-boat was lost after this attack.

Six crew members from the Katha (Master Samuel Thomson) were lost. The master, 53 crew members and nine gunners were picked up by the British steam merchant Danby and HMS La Malouine (K 46) (Lt V.D.H. Bidwell, RNR), transferred to the Canadian steam merchant New Northland and landed at Freetown.

On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

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