Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,934 tons
Completed1925 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerGalbraith, Pembroke & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack8 Mar 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-275 (Helmuth Wehrkamp)
Position50° 35'N, 0° 30'W - Grid BF 3246
Complement48 (0 dead and 48 survivors).
RouteBlyth - Casablanca 
Cargo6002 tons of coal 
History 1940 bought from William S. Miller & Co, Glasgow.  
Notes on event

At 10.55 hours on 8 March 1945 the Lornaston (Master David Cownie) in convoy ONA-289, en route to join the combined convoy OS-115/KMS-89, was torpedoed and sunk by U-275 northwest of F├ęcamp. The master, 40 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by HMS Holmes (K 581) (LtCdr P.S. Boyle) and HMS Palencia and landed at Newhaven.

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