British Motor tanker
|Completed||1935 - NV Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam|
|Owner||Oriental Tankers Ltd (Standard Transp. Co Ltd), Hong Kong|
|Date of attack||14 May 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-616 (Siegfried Koitschka)|
|Position||36° 45'N, 0° 55'E|
|Complement||55 (0 dead and 55 survivors).|
|Route||Bari - Hampton Roads|
At 03.05 hours on 3 Aug 1942, U-552 fired two torpedoes at the convoy ON-115 east of Cape Race in 45°52N/47°15W (BC 5778) and observed a hit aft on a tanker and at the bow of a freighter, both vessels stopped. The G.S. Walden was damaged and the Lochkatrine was sunk.
One crew member on G.S. Walden was killed, but the tanker managed to reach port and was repaired.
|Notes on event|
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for G.S. Walden
|3 Aug 1942||U-552||Kptlt. Erich Topp||Damaged||10,627|
|14 May 1944||U-616||Oblt. Siegfried Koitschka||Damaged||10,627|
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