Polish Steam merchant
|Completed||1938 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland|
|Owner||Alfred Falter (William Cory & Son Ltd), Gdynia|
|Date of attack||6 Feb 1943||Nationality: Polish|
|Fate||Sunk by U-262 (Heinz Franke)|
|Position||54.45N, 27.25W - Grid AK 6684|
|Complement||36 (36 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||New York (12 Jan) - St. John’s, Newfoundland (30 Jan) – Manchester|
|Cargo||General cargo and ammunition|
|History||Completed in May 1938 as Robur VIII for Polsko-Skandynawskie Towarzystwo Transportowe (Polskarob) SA, Gdynia. In September 1939, the Robur VIII was loading a cargo of aircraft for the Polish Army in England, but could not transport it to Poland before the capitulation. 1940 renamed Zagloba for Alfred Falter (William Cory & Son Ltd), Gdynia. |
|Notes on event|
Between 22.55 and 23.05 hours on 6 Feb, 1943, U-262 fired five torpedoes at a tanker and a steamer from between two columns in convoy SC-118 about 600 miles east-southeast of Cape Farewell, heard three detonations and claimed both ships sunk. However, there is no confirmation from Allied sources, but it is likely that Zagloba (Master Zbigniew Deyczakowski) in station #45 was hit and sunk in these attacks. She was the last ship in the fourth column and probably sank so fast after being hit that her loss remained unnoticed by the other ships in the convoy. The master, 29 crew members and six gunners were lost. The ship was seen the last time in position 53°00N/33°10W in the afternoon of 5 February and was reported missing thereafter, presumably lost in position 56°32N/16°00W.
|On board||We have details of 35 people who were on board.|
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