British Motor tanker
|Completed||1928 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Jarrow|
|Owner||British Tanker Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||9 Mar 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-183 (Fritz Schneewind)|
|Position||Grid LN 2726|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Addu Atoll (stationary)|
|Cargo||6417 tons of fuel oil, motor spirit and some coal|
Completed in January 1928
|Notes on event|
Around 09.00 hours on 9 Mar, 1944, U-183 fired a torpedo at the oil storage hulk British Loyalty (Master R.M. Anderson) through a gap in the torpedo net across the Gan Channel in the Addu Atoll, Maledives. The torpedo hit the vessel lying at anchor off the island of Viligili on the starboard side aft, completely wrecked the engine room and flooded the #7, #8 and #9 tanks, causing a heavy list to starboard. Counter-flooding saved the ship from sinking to the bottom. She was later repaired and again used as hulk until she was scuttled in position 00°38´12S/73°07´24E on 15 Jan, 1946.
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