Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,586 tons
Completed1927 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerAndrew Crawford & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack4 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-52 (Otto Salman)
Position56° 59'N, 17° 38'W - Grid AL 0344
Complement39 (3 dead and 36 survivors).
RouteMontreal - London 
Cargo6386 tons of flour 
History Completed in November 1927 
Notes on event

At 03.35 and 03.38 hours on 4 August 1940, U-52 fired torpedoes at convoy HX-60 about 300 miles west-northwest of Bloody Foreland and sank the King Alfred and Gogovale.

Two crew members and one gunner from Gogovale (Master Frank S. Passmore) were lost. The master and 35 crew members were picked up by HMS Vanoc (H 33) (LtCdr J.G.W. Deneys, RN) and landed at Liverpool.

On boardWe have details of 7 people who were on board

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