Ships hit by U-boats

Loch Don

British Steam merchant

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NameLoch Don
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,249 tons
Completed1937 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland 
OwnerMaclay & McIntyre Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack1 Apr 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-202 (Hans-Heinz Linder)
Position37° 05'N, 61° 40'W - Grid CB 8387
Complement47 (3 dead and 44 survivors).
RouteNew York (29 Mar) - Capetown 
Cargo6000 tons of general cargo 
Notes on event

At 23.14 hours on 1 April 1942 the unescorted Loch Don (Master Malcolm Wright Anderson) was torpedoed and sunk by U-202 about 500 miles north-northeast of Bermuda. Three crew members were lost. The master, 37 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the Helen Forsey and landed at Burin, Newfoundland.

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