British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|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||90 (82 dead and 8 survivors).|
|Route||Glasgow (26 Mar) - Capetown - Karachi - Bombay|
|Cargo||General cargo and 6000 tons of military stores and 1000 tons of ammunition and torpedoes|
|History||Ordered as War Tomtit, launched as Gorissa, completed in August 1919 as Gogra for British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London. |
|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.
The master, 75 crew members and six gunners from the Gogra (Master John Drummond) were lost. Five crew members and three gunners were picked up by the British merchant Danby, transferred to the Canadian merchant New Northland and landed at Freetown.
|On board||We have details of 83 people who were on board.|
If you can help us with any additional information on this vessel then please contact us.