Ships hit by U-boats


Yugoslavian Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,334 tons
Completed1918 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerJugoslavenska Plovidba DD, Susak 
Date of attack19 Jun 1940Nationality:      Yugoslavian
FateSunk by U-32 (Hans Jenisch)
Position51° 06'N, 8° 38'W - Grid AM 8898
Complement34 (0 dead and 34 survivors).
RouteTable Bay - Liverpool 
History Completed in July 1918 as British Ardgowan for Ard Steamers Ltd (Lang & Fulton), Greenock. 1923 renamed Silverash for St. HelenĀ“s Shipping Co (S. & J. Thompson), London. 1925 renamed Apsleyhall for West Hartlepool Steam Navigation Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. 1932 renamed Ezra for Continental Indies Shipping Co Ltd (W.A. Shaw), Halifax. 1934 sold to Yugoslavia and renamed Labud
Notes on event

At 18.47 hours on 19 Jun 1940 the unescorted Labud was stopped by U-32 with gunfire southwest of Fastnet, Ireland and torpedoed at 19.16 hours after the crew abandoned ship. The vessel remained afloat after the torpedo hit and was sunk by gunfire.


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