Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

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Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,132 tons
Completed1931 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack4 Apr 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-97 (Udo Heilmann)
Position56° 14'N, 31° 19'W - Grid AK 6261
Complement59 (59 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyOB-304 (dispersed)
RouteSwansea - Milford Haven - CuraƧao 
History Completed in December 1931 
Notes on event

At 18.19 hours on 4 April 1941 the Conus (Master Charles Asquith), dispersed from convoy OB-304, was hit in the foreship by one G7e torpedo from U-97 and stopped southeast of Cape Farewell. The U-boat then fired its last two torpedoes at 19.08 and 20.06 hours. The tanker capsized and sank within 10 minutes after the third torpedo hit. The master and 56 crew members and two gunners were lost.

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