Ships hit by U-boats

Ocean Victor

British Steam trawler

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NameOcean Victor
Type:Steam trawler
Tonnage202 tons
Completed1918 - Rennie Forrestt Shipbuilding, Engineering & Drydock Co Ltd, Wivenhoe 
OwnerJ. Craig, Aberdeen 
Date of attack9 Aug 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-206 (Herbert Opitz)
Position62° 33'N, 14° 07'W - Grid AE 8525
Complement13 (13 dead - no survivors)
RouteReykjavik (5 Aug) - fishing grounds 
History Completed in June 1918 as armed trawler HMS John Fairman (No. 3750) of the Strath class for the Admiralty and served as hydrophone vessel. 1920 converted to a fishing trawler and renamed Ocean Victor (A 7) for J. Craig, Aberdeen. 
Notes on event

At 05.28 hours on 9 August 1941 the unescorted Ocean Victor (Skipper Marquis Silverstone Slater) was hit on the port side by one G7e torpedo from U-206 and sank immediately after a heavy explosion about 100 miles southeast of Iceland. The trawler had been reported missing after leaving Iceland.

On boardWe have details of 13 people who were on board

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