Ships hit by U-boats

Baron Jedburgh

British Steam merchant

NameBaron Jedburgh
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,656 tons
Completed1936 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerH. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack10 Mar 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-532 (Ottoheinrich Junker)
Position10° 02'S, 25° 00'W - Grid FL 44
Complement59 (1 dead and 58 survivors).
RouteNew York - Trinidad - Capetown - Durban 
Cargo4000 tons of general cargo and 3000 tons of tinplate and lubricating oil 
Notes on event

On 10 March 1945 the unescorted Baron Jedburgh (Master Eric Alexander Brown) was torpedoed and sunk by U-532 northeast of Bahia. One gunner was lost. The master, 52 crew members and five gunners were rescued: On 22 March, the master and 32 survivors landed at Cabedello, Brazil. The remaining 25 survivors were picked up on 16 March by the British merchant Sandown Castle and landed at Montevideo ten days later.

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