Ships hit by U-boats


French Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,374 tons
Completed1938 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerCie de Navigation d’Orbigny, La Rochelle 
HomeportLa Rochelle 
Date of attack22 Nov 1939Nationality:      French
FateSunk by U-43 (Wilhelm Ambrosius)
Position45° 40'N, 4° 50'W - Grid BF 5887
Complement41 (16 dead and 25 survivors).
RouteAntwerp - Buenos Aires 
CargoSteel bars, sheets, section hoops and paper 
History Completed in October 1938 
Notes on event

At 16.05 hours on 22 Nov 1939 the Arijon in convoy 14-BS was hit forward of amidships by one torpedo from U-43 and sank within a few minutes in the Bay of Biscay. 14 crew members and two gunners were lost. The survivors were rescued by the French armed trawler Cap Nord.

On boardWe have details of 16 people who were on board

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