Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,407 tons
Completed1940 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerAsiatic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack24 Aug 1940Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-57 (Erich Topp)
Position55° 39'N, 7° 18'W - Grid AM 5392
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteGlasgow - Liverpool - Durban - Rangoon 
Cargo4000 tons of general cargo 
Notes on event

At 00.42 hours on 24 Aug 1940, U-57 attacked convoy OB-202 25 miles northeast of Malin Head, sank the Saint Dunstan and Cumberland and damaged Havildar.


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