British Motor merchant
|Completed||1930 - Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness|
|Owner||New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||28 Aug 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-558 (Günther Krech)|
|Position||52° 16'N, 17° 50'W - Grid AL 9284|
|Complement||71 (13 dead and 58 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (23 Aug) - Curaçao - Sydney, NSW|
|Cargo||General cargo, including stores and mail|
|History||Completed in December 1930 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.41 hours on 28 Aug 1941 the Otaio (Master Gilbert Kinnell) in convoy OS-4 was torpedoed and sunk by U-558 about 330 miles west by north of Fastnet Rock. Twelve crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 53 crew members and four gunners were picked up by HMS Vanoc (H 33) (LtCdr J.G.W. Deneys, DSO, RN) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 14 people who were on board.|
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