British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||F.C. Strick & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||13 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-94 (Otto Ites)|
|Position||52° 09'N, 33° 56'W - Grid AK 8494|
|Complement||42 (1 dead and 41 survivors).|
|Route||Newport, Mon. - Milford Haven (5 May) - Halifax|
|Cargo||4988 tons of coal|
|Notes on event|
At 03.51 hours on 13 May 1942 the Batna (Master Robert Maxwell Potts) in convoy ONS-92 was torpedoed and sunk by U-94 southeast of Cape Farewell. One crew member was lost. The master, 34 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the British rescue ship Bury (Master Lawrence Edwin Brown OBE) and landed at St.Johns on 16 May.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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