British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - William Doxford & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Walter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||17 May 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-198 (Werner Hartmann)|
|Position||28° 27'S, 32° 43'E - Grid KP 8441|
|Complement||39 (12 dead and 27 survivors).|
|Route||Lourenço Marques (16 May) - Durban - Buenos Aires|
|Cargo||6912 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in November 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 14.12 hours on 17 May 1943, U-198 fired two spreads of two torpedoes at convoy LMD-17 north of Durban, heard four detonations and sinking noises and reported one ship sunk and another probably sunk. However, only the Northmoor (Master Arthur Peters) was hit and sunk. Eleven crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 20 crew members, four gunners and two passengers (DBS) were picked up by HMS St. Loman (FY 276) (Lt R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR) and landed at Durban.
|On board||We have details of 13 people who were on board.|
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