British Motor tanker
|Completed||1939 - Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||British Tanker Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||23 Mar 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-754 (Hans Oestermann)|
|Position||45° 28'N, 56° 13'W - Grid BB 8631|
|Complement||50 (3 dead and 47 survivors).|
|Route||Trinidad - Halifax (21 Mar) - Clyde|
|Cargo||12.000 tons of fuel oil|
|History||Completed in April 1939 |
|Notes on event|
At 15.31 hours on 23 March 1942 the British Prudence (Master George Albert Dickson), a straggler from convoy HX-181, was torpedoed and sunk by U-754 northeast of Halifax. Three crew members were lost. The master, 41 crew members and five gunners were picked up by HMS Witherington (D 76) (Lt R. Horncastle, RN) and landed at Halifax on 24 March.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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