British Motor tanker
|Completed||1937 - NV Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam|
|Owner||Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||29 Feb 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-407 (Hubertus Korndörfer)|
|Position||35° 36'N, 35° 33'E - Grid CP 34|
|Complement||66 (0 dead and 66 survivors).|
|Route||Iskenderun - Haifa|
At 13.25 hours on 8 Jun 1941, U-46 fired a spread of two torpedoes on the unescorted Ensis in 48°46N/29°14W (grid BD 3748). The tanker was en route from London to Curaçao in ballast. Both torpedoes hit, but one was a dud. The damaged ship proceeded under own power to St. Johns, arriving on 15 June.
At 01.10 hours on 4 Apr 1942, the Ensis was slightly damaged by 20mm gunfire from U-572 in 35°43N/66°08W (grid CB 7588).
|Notes on event|
At 17.04 hours on 29 Feb 1944 the Ensis was torpedoed and damaged by U-407, while in an unknown convoy in the Mediterranean.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Ensis
|8 Jun 1941||U-46||Kptlt. Engelbert Endrass||Damaged||6,207|
|4 Apr 1942||U-572||Kptlt. Heinz Hirsacker||Damaged||6,207|
|29 Feb 1944||U-407||Oblt. Hubertus Korndörfer||Damaged||6,207|
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