Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,161 tons
Completed1934 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerP. Henderson & Co, Glasgow 
Date of attack24 Jul 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-199 (Hans-Werner Kraus)
Position25° 30'S, 44° 00'W - Grid GB 4191
Complement64 (2 dead and 62 survivors).
RouteEllesmere Port (16 Jun) - Santos 
Cargo2095 tons of chemicals 
History Completed in November 1934 
Notes on event

At 09.30 hours on 24 July 1943 the unescorted Henzada (Master William Innes McIntosh) was hit amidships by one of two stern torpedoes from U-199, broke in two and sank in 20 minutes about 100 miles southwest of Rio de Janeiro. The U-boat had missed the ship in a first attack a few hours earlier with three torpedoes. Two crew members were lost. The master, 53 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the Panamanian motor tanker Baltic and landed at Montevideo on 28 July.

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