British Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - William Denny & Brothers Ltd, Dumbarton|
|Owner||P. Henderson & Co, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||2 Apr 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)|
|Position||41° 02'N, 15° 39'W - Grid CF 3628|
|Complement||64 (6 dead and 58 survivors).|
|Route||London - Hull - Oban (26 Mar) - Durban - Colombo - Calcutta|
|Cargo||7000 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 board||We have details of 8 people who were on board.|
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