British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast|
|Owner||Bright Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||10 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-432 (Heinz-Otto Schultze)|
|Position||61° 38'N, 40° 40'W - Grid AD 6857|
|Complement||63 (63 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Rio de Janeiro - Sydney (30 Aug) - Middlesbrough|
|Cargo||7000 tons of iron ore|
|History||Laid down as War Spider, completed in June 1919 as Muneric for Crossburn SS Co Ltd (Clark & Service), Glasgow. 1930 sold to Munson SS Line, Mobile and 1936 to Putney Hill SS Co (Counties Ship Management Co Ltd), London. 1939 sold to Bright Navigation Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 02.30 hours on 10 Sep 1941, U-432 fired four single torpedoes at three ships in convoy SC-42 south of Cape Farewell and heard two detonations. Schultze thought that he had hit two ships, but in fact only the Muneric (Master Frank Baker) was hit and sunk by two torpedoes. The master, 55 crew members, five gunners and two stowaways were lost.
|On board||We have details of 56 people who were on board.|
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