Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,256 tons
Completed1930 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland 
OwnerTurner, Brightman & Co, London 
Date of attack17 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-305 (Rudolf Bahr)
Position52° 25'N, 30° 15'W - Grid AK 9529
Complement43 (13 dead and 30 survivors).
RoutePepel - CuraƧao - Halifax (8 Mar) - Middlesbrough 
Cargo7100 tons of iron ore 
History Completed in January 1930 
Notes on event

At 23.09 hours on 17 March 1943, U-305 fired a spread of two torpedoes at convoy SC-122 southeast of Cape Farewell and hit the Port Auckland in station #93 and Zouave in station #84, which sank within five minutes.

Twelve crew members and one gunner from Zouave (Master William Hunter Cambridge) were lost. The master, 24 crew members and five gunners were picked up by HMS Godetia (K 226) (Lt M.A.F. Larose, RNR) and landed at Gourock.

On boardWe have details of 16 people who were on board

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