Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam tanker

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Type:Steam tanker
Tonnage5,728 tons
Completed1927 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerGow, Harrison & Co, Glasgow 
Date of attack16 Mar 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-99 (Otto Kretschmer)
Position61° 00'N, 12° 36'W - Grid AE 89
Complement40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).
RouteBaltimore - Halifax (1 Mar) - London 
Cargo7052 tons of maize 
Notes on event

On 16 March 1941, U-99 attacked convoy HX-112 several times and sank five ships, Venetia, J.B. White, Ferm, Beduin and Korshamn and damaged the Franche Comte. The U-boat was lost after these attacks.

The master, 37 crew members and two gunners from Venetia (Master Alexander Mitchell) were picked up by HMS Bluebell (K 80) (LtCdr Robert E. Sherwood) and landed at Greenock.

On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

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