British Steam merchant
|Completed||1936 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||H. Hogarth & Sons Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||10 Mar 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-532 (Ottoheinrich Junker)|
|Position||10.02S, 25W - Grid FL 44|
|Complement||59 (1 dead and 58 survivors).|
|Route||New York - Trinidad - Capetown - Durban|
|Cargo||4000 tons of general cargo and 3000 tons of tinplate and lubricating oil|
|Notes on event|
On 10 Mar, 1945, the unescorted Baron Jedburgh (Master Eric Alexander Brown) was torpedoed and sunk by U-532 northeast of Bahia. One gunner was lost. The master, 52 crew members and five gunners were rescued: On 22 March, the master and 32 survivors landed at Cabedello, Brazil. The remaining 25 survivors were picked up on 16 March by the British merchant Sandown Castle and landed at Montevideo ten days later.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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