British Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (Ocean (British Liberty))|
|Completed||1942 - Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Corp, Portland ME|
|Owner||Dodd, Thomson & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||26 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-262 (Heinz Franke)|
|Position||50.30N, 45.30W - Grid BC 2217|
|Complement||45 (45 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Portland, Maine - Panama - New York (19 Nov) - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||8891 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in November 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
At 16.57 hours on 26 Nov, 1942, the Ocean Crusader (Master Ellis Wynne Parry) on her maiden voyage was torpedoed and sunk by U-262 northeast of St. Johns. The ship was a straggler from convoy HX-216 due to heavy weather in 50°N/47°W. The master, 44 crew members and four gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 49 people who were on board.|
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