Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,762 tons
Completed1940 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee 
OwnerWatts, Watts & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack15 Jul 1943Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-135 (Otto Luther)
Position28° 36'N, 13° 18'W - Grid DH 93
Complement50 (0 dead and 50 survivors).
RouteHull - Buenos Aires 
History Completed in November 1940

1958 sold to India and renamed Jag Mata for The Great Eastern Shipping Co Ltd, Bombay. Broken up at Bombay in March 1963. 
Notes on event

About 10.20 hours on 15 July 1943, U-135 fired three G7e torpedoes from two bow and one stern tubes at convoy OS-51 and heard one hit by the stern torpedo. Immediately after the attack the U-boat was located by the escorts and sunk after two hours. The ship hit was the Twickenham which arrived at Dakar on 31 July, where the cargo was unloaded. After temporary repairs she returned to the UK on 21 October.

On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

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