Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,802 tons
Completed1929 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerDonaldson Brothers Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack9 May 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-201 (Adalbert Schnee)
Position60° 24'N, 32° 37'W - Grid AK 2181
Complement66 (0 dead and 66 survivors).
RouteGlasgow - Halifax - Buenos Aires 
History Completed in July 1929 
Notes on event

At 14.26 and 14.28 hours on 9 May 1941, U-201 attacked convoy OB-318 east-northeast of Cape Farewell, sank the Gregalia and badly damaged the Empire Cloud.

The master, 57 crew members and eight gunners from the Gregalia (Master Alexander Bankier) were picked up by HMS Daneman (FY 123) (T/Lt A.H. Ballard, RNR). Later the master and 51 survivors were transferred to the Aelybryn and 14 survivors to the Norwegian steam merchant Borgfred and landed at Sydney on 18 May.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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