Ships hit by U-boats

Malayan Prince

British Motor merchant

Photo courtesy of Paul Johnson Collection

NameMalayan Prince
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage8,593 tons
Completed1926 - Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg 
OwnerFurness, Withy & Co Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack9 Jun 1942Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)
Position42° 53'N, 67° 11'W - Grid CB 1122
Complement? men (0 dead and ? survivors).
RouteNew York - Halifax - Belfast Lough - Cardiff 
CargoGeneral cargo 
History Completed in March 1926

Broken up at Inverkeithing in July 1950. 
Notes on event

At 13.01 hours on 9 June 1942, U-432 fired four torpedoes at convoy BX-23A south of Cape Sable and damaged the Kronprinsen after 1 minute 32 seconds. Another torpedo missed its target, but damaged the Malayan Prince after 2 minutes 5 seconds.

The Malayan Prince was apparently only slightly damaged, repaired and returned to service in July 1942.


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