Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

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Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,077 tons
Completed1938 - NV Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack23 Mar 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-97 (Udo Heilmann)
Position49° 35'N, 19° 13'W - Grid BE 2428
Complement59 (59 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOG-56 (straggler)
RouteArdrossan - New York 
History Built for NV Petroleum Mij ┬┤La Corona┬┤, The Hague 1939 transferred to Anglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Notes on event

At 23.26 hours on 23 March 1941 the Chama (Master Hubert Stanley Sivell), a straggler from convoy OG-56, was torpedoed and sunk by U-97 west-southwest of Fastnet. The master, 54 crew members and four gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 57 people who were on board

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