Ships hit by U-boats

Lancastrian Prince

British Steam merchant

NameLancastrian Prince
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,914 tons
Completed1940 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough 
OwnerFurness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack12 Apr 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-404 (Otto von Bülow)
Position50° 18'N, 42° 48'W - Grid BC 3149
Complement45 (45 dead - no survivors)
RoutePartington - Boston 
History Prince Line Ltd  
Notes on event

At 01.30 hours on 12 April 1943, U-404 fired two FAT and two G7e torpedoes at convoy ON-176 east of Newfoundland and heard one premature detonation after 19 seconds and three other detonations after 3 minutes 45 seconds, 6 minutes 12 seconds and 7 minutes 45 seconds. Bülow claimed two ships sunk and another damaged, in fact, only the Lancastrian Prince (Master Frederick Randell Elliott) was hit and sunk. The master, 37 crew members and seven gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 45 people who were on board

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