Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage1,586 tons
Completed1938 - Swan, Hunter & Wigham Richardson Ltd, Wallsend-on-Tyne 
OwnerEllermanĀ“s Wilson Line Ltd, Hull 
Date of attack2 Dec 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-52 (Otto Salman)
Position55° 03'N, 18° 04'W - Grid AL 6558
Complement32 (5 dead and 27 survivors).
RouteDemerara - Halifax (21 Nov) - Oban 
Cargo1300 tons of logs 
Notes on event

At 07.23 hours on 2 Dec 1940, U-52 fired a torpedo at Tasso (Master Arnold Herbert) in convoy HX-90, hit the ship amidships and caused her to sink about 360 miles west of Bloody Foreland. Five crew members were lost. The master and 26 crew members were picked up by HMS Viscount (D 92) and landed at Liverpool.

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