Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

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Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,149 tons
Completed1941 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerAnglo-Saxon Petroleum Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack21 Jul 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-160 (Georg Lassen)
Position10° 56'N, 61° 10'W - Grid ED 9946
Complement52 (5 dead and 47 survivors).
RouteLagos (13 Jul) - Trinidad 
History Completed in June 1941 
Notes on event

At 10.29 hours on 21 July 1942 the unescorted Donovania (Master Douglas Bartholomew Edgar) was hit in the engine room by one G7e torpedo from U-160 off Grand Matelot Point, Trinidad. The tanker had been chased for more than four hours and missed with two single torpedoes at 09.24 and 09.52 hours. She sank by the stern in shallow water after being hit by a coup de grĂ¢ce at 10.42 hours. Three crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 41 crew members and five gunners were picked up by British motor torpedo boats (MTBs) and USS Livermore (DD 429) (LtCdr V. Huber, USN) and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad. One injured crew member later died of wounds in a hospital.

On boardWe have details of 9 people who were on board

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