British Steam merchant
|Completed||1923 - C. Connell & Co Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Asiatic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||9 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-154 (Heinrich Schuch)|
|Position||14° 45'N, 55° 45'W - Grid EE 5386|
|Complement||88 (88 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Safaga Island, Egypt - Table Bay (15 Oct) - Charleston - New York|
|History||Completed in August 1923 |
|Notes on event|
At 07.43 hours on 9 Nov 1942 the unescorted Nurmahal (Master William Robert Gordon) was hit amidships by two torpedoes from U-154 and sank in less than 30 seconds about 300 miles east of Martinique. The U-boat investigated the sinking location, but found no survivors. The master, 83 crew members and four gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 88 people who were on board.|
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