Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor merchant

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Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage7,267 tons
Completed1942 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerAnchor Line (Henderson Bros) Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack1 Oct 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-532 (Ottoheinrich Junker)
Position6° 51'N, 74° 38'E - Grid LD 1760
Complement48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).
RouteCalcutta - Colombo (28 Sep) - Aden - UK 
Cargo7038 tons of general cargo, including tea, manganese ore and pig iron 
Notes on event

On 1 Oct 1943 the unescorted Tahsinia (Master Charles Edward Stewart) was torpedoed and sunk by gunfire by U-532 northeast of the Maldive Islands. The master, 39 crew members and eight gunners were rescued: the master and 24 survivors were picked up by the British steam merchant Nevasa 10 miles west of Alleppey Lighthouse after seven days and landed at Bombay on 11 October. On 6 October, 23 survivors made landfall on Mahdu Atoll, Maldive Islands and were brought to Colombo by an Indian dhow.

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