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|Completed||1929 - Ardrossan Dockyard & Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Ardrossan|
|Owner||H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||3 Jan 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-507 (Harro Schacht)|
|Position||3° 11'S, 38° 41'W - Grid FB 9141|
|Complement||44 (7 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Barry - Milford Haven - Pernambuco|
|Cargo||4630 tons of coal and coke|
|History||Completed in November 1929 |
|Notes on event|
At 18.00 hours on 3 Jan 1943 the unescorted Baron Dechmont (Master Donald MacCallum) was torpedoed and sunk by U-507 northwest of Cape San Roque, Brazil. Seven crew members were lost. The master was taken prisoner and later lost when the U-boat was sunk ten days later. 28 crew members and eight gunners landed at Fortaleza.
|On board||We have details of 10 people who were on board.|
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