British Steam merchant
|Completed||1940 - Short Bros Ltd, Pallion, Sunderland|
|Owner||Charlton, McAllum & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||28 Oct 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-68 (Karl-Friedrich Merten)|
|Position||23° 10'S, 1° 36'E - Grid GG 2637|
|Complement||46 (2 dead and 44 survivors).|
|Route||Cardiff - Durban - Alexandria|
|Cargo||3476 tons of general cargo, including military stores|
|Notes on event|
At 03.43 hours on 28 Oct 1941 the unescorted Hazelside (Master Charles Knight Evans) was torpedoed by U-68 about 600 miles southeast of St.Helena. At 04.01 hours, the vessel was sunk by a coup de grâce. Two crew members were lost. The master, 37 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the Malayan Prince and landed at Capetown.
The master, Charles Knight Evans, was awarded the Lloyds War Medal for bravery at sea.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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