Yugoslavian Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Jugoslavenska Plovidba DD, Susak|
|Date of attack||19 Jun 1940||Nationality: Yugoslavian|
|Fate||Sunk by U-32 (Hans Jenisch)|
|Position||51.06N, 08.38W - Grid AM 8898|
|Complement||34 (0 dead and 34 survivors).|
|Route||Table Bay - Liverpool|
|History||Completed in July 1918 as British Ardgowan for Ard Steamers Ltd (Lang & Fulton), Greenock. 1923 renamed Silverash for St. Helenīs Shipping Co (S. & J. Thompson), London. 1925 renamed Apsleyhall for West Hartlepool Steam Navigation Co Ltd, West Hartlepool. 1932 renamed Ezra for Continental Indies Shipping Co Ltd (W.A. Shaw), Halifax. 1934 sold to Yugoslavia and renamed Labud. |
|Notes on loss|
At 18.47 hours on 19 Jun, 1940, the unescorted Labud was stopped by U-32 with gunfire southwest of Fastnet, Ireland and torpedoed at 19.16 hours after the crew abandoned ship. The vessel remained afloat after the torpedo hit and was sunk by gunfire.
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