Ships hit by U-boats


Ocean Crusader

British Steam merchant


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NameOcean Crusader
Type:Steam merchant (Ocean (British Liberty))
Tonnage7,178 tons
Completed1942 - Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Corp, Portland ME 
OwnerDodd, Thomson & Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack26 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-262 (Heinz Franke)
Position50.30N, 45.30W - Grid BC 2217
Complement45 (45 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyHX-216 (straggler)
RoutePortland, Maine - Panama - New York (19 Nov) - Avonmouth 
Cargo8891 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 boardWe have details of 49 people who were on board

Location of attack on Ocean Crusader.

ship sunk.


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