British Steam merchant
|Completed||1924 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead|
|Owner||Elders & Fyffes Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||3 Nov 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)|
|Position||53° 58'N, 14° 13'W - Grid AM 4875|
|Complement||63 (9 dead and 54 survivors).|
|Route||Victoria, Cameroons (18 Oct) - Garston|
|Cargo||1500 tons of bananas|
|History||Completed in December 1924 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.40 hours on 3 Nov 1940 the unescorted Casanare (Master John Allan Moore) was hit by one G7e torpedo from U-99 and sank later about 240 miles west-southwest of Bloody Foreland. Nine crew members were lost. The master and 53 crew members were picked up by HMS Beagle (H 30) (LtCdr R.H. Wright, RN) and landed at Greenock.
|On board||We have details of 9 people who were on board.|
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