Ships hit by U-boats


Belgian Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,086 tons
Completed1919 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerArmement Deppe, Antwerp 
Date of attack10 May 1941Nationality:      Belgian
FateSunk by U-556 (Herbert Wohlfarth)
Position57° 54'N, 37° 34'W - Grid AK 4640
Complement44 (1 dead and 43 survivors).
ConvoyOB-318 (dispersed)
RouteLiverpool - River Mersey - Sydney, Nova Scotia 
History Built as British Langley for Fratres Ltd, London. 1922 sold to Belgium and renamed Gand.  
Notes on event

At 20.37 hours on 10 May 1941 the Gand (Master Michel Hostens), dispersed from convoy OB-318, was torpedoed and sunk by U-556 about 210 miles southeast of Cape Farewell. One crew member was lost and another wounded. The master, 38 crew members and four gunners were rescued.

On boardWe have details of 43 people who were on board

Location of attack on Gand.

ship sunk.

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