Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,614 tons
Completed1910 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerHadley Shipping Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack13 Aug 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-862 (Heinrich Timm)
Position24° 20'S, 41° 45'E - Grid KQ 2158
Complement55 (23 dead and 32 survivors).
RouteLourenco Marques - Mombasa 
Cargo4-5000 tons of coal 
History Built as Izrada 1915 renamed Poldennis 1921 renamed Izrada 1935 sold to Yugoslavia and renamed Bor for Brodarsko Akcionarsko Drustvo Oceania, Susak. In June 1941, she was seized by Britain, transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) and renamed Radbury
Notes on event

On 13 Aug 1944 the unescorted Radbury (Master John H. Gregory) was torpedoed and sunk by U-862 west of Madagascar. The master, 18 crew members and one gunner were lost. 30 crew members and five gunners made landfall on the uninhabited island of Europa in the Mozambique Channel on 16 August. Three crew members and one gunner left the island on a raft, but only one crew member reached Quelimane, Portuguese East Africa on 1 November. The remaining survivors were rescued on 27 October by HMS Linaria (K 282) (LtCdr R.H. Jameson) and landed at Kilindine, Kenya on 3 November.

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