Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,255 tons
Completed1936 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerDene Shipping Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack6 May 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-105 (Georg Schewe)
Position6° 19'N, 27° 55'W - Grid ES 4449
Complement35 (0 dead and 35 survivors).
ConvoyOG-59 (dispersed)
RouteCardiff - Buenos Aires 
Cargo6222 tons of coal 
History Completed in December 1936 
Notes on event

At 10.52 hours on 6 May 1941 the Oakdene (Master Ernest Hart), dispersed from convoy OG-59, was hit aft by one G7e torpedo from U-105 and sank northwest of St. Paul Rocks. The master, 31 crew members and three gunners were picked up by HMS Dorsetshire (40) (Capt B.C.S. Martin, RN).

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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