Ships hit by U-boats

Robert Hughes

British Suction dredger

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NameRobert Hughes
Type:Suction dredger
Tonnage2,879 tons
Completed1932 - William Simons & Co, Renfrew 
OwnerGovernment of Nigeria, Lagos 
Date of attack4 Jun 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-69 (Jost Metzler)
Position6° 24'N, 3° 24'E - Grid EV 6566
Complement31 (14 dead and 17 survivors).
Notes on event

On 4 June 1941 the Robert Hughes (Master D. Jones) struck a mine laid on 29 May by U-69 in the entrance of the harbor at Lagos and sank. 14 crew members were lost. The master and 16 crew members were rescued by harbor craft.

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