Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,897 tons
Completed1939 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerB.J. Sutherland & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
Date of attack9 Jul 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-98 (Robert Gysae)
Position42° 46'N, 32° 45'W - Grid CE 1315
Complement43 (6 dead and 37 survivors).
ConvoyOB-341 (dispersed)
RouteLiverpool - Capetown - Middle East 
Cargo4000 tons of military stores 
Notes on event

At 05.28 hours on 9 July 1941 the Inverness (Master James Maxwell Henderson), dispersed on 6 July in 48°30N/26°30W from convoy OB-341, was torpedoed by U-98 north-northwest of the Azores. The ship broke in two and sank after a coup de grâce was fired at 05.44 hours. Six crew members were lost. The master, 31 crew members and five gunners landed at Corvo Island, Azores.

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