British Motor tanker
|Completed||1928 - Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||British Tanker Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||21 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-518 (Friedrich-Wilhelm Wissmann)|
|Position||43° 53'N, 55° 02'W - Grid BB 9515|
|Complement||50 (0 dead and 50 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - New York - Curaçao|
|History||Completed in April 1928|
|Notes on event|
At 04.16 hours on 21 Nov 1942, U-518 fired a spread of two stern torpedoes at two overlapping steamers in convoy ON-145, at 04.24 hours one single bow torpedo at a special ship and one minute later a spread of two bow torpedoes at one of the biggest ships about 200 miles southeast of Sydney, Nova Scotia. Wissmann could not observe the results as he was forced to crash dive after the attack, but heard three detonations and claimed the sinking of two ships. In fact, the British Promise in station #61, the British Renown in station #71 and the Empire Sailor in station #82 had been hit by one torpedo each.
The British Renown managed to reach Halifax and returned to service in June 1943 after being repaired at St. John, New Brunswick.
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