British Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (Ocean (British Liberty))|
|Completed||1942 - Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Corp, Portland ME|
|Owner||F.C. Strick & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||15 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-380 (Josef Röther)|
|Position||36° 55'N, 1° 59'E - Grid CH 8374|
|Complement||59 (0 dead and 59 survivors).|
|Route||Philippeville - Algiers - Gibraltar - Liverpool|
|History||Completed in September 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
At 18.45 hours on 15 March 1943 the Ocean Seaman (Master Edward Bacon) in convoy ET-14 was torpedoed and badly damaged by U-380 about 60 miles west of Algiers. The ship was taken in tow by USS Paul Jones (DD 230) and beached the next day near Algiers, where she was declared a total loss. The master, 48 crew members and ten gunners were picked up by HMS MMS-133 (J 633) (T/Lt E.M. Mann, RNVR) and the British merchant Eildon and landed at Gibraltar and Oran.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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