Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,088 tons
Completed1935 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerKaye, Son & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack18 Sep 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-48 (Heinrich Bleichrodt)
Position56° 46'N, 21° 15'W - Grid AL 2966
Complement39 (2 dead and 37 survivors).
RouteGlasgow - River Plate 
Cargo5700 tons of general cargo, including coal 
History Completed in May 1935 
Notes on event

At 00.07 hours on 18 September 1940 the Marina (Master Richard Townsend Payne) in convoy OB-213 was hit by one torpedo from U-48 and sank within 20 minutes 253 miles west-southwest of Rockall. Two crew members were lost. 17 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Hurricane (H 06) (LtCdr H.C. Simms, RN) and landed at Gourock. The master and 16 crew members were picked up after eight days by the British merchant Carlingford and landed at Londonderry.

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

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