British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||23 Jul 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-752 (Karl-Ernst Schroeter)|
|Position||5° 32'N, 14° 45'W - Grid ET 5967|
|Complement||88 (21 dead and 67 survivors).|
|Route||Melbourne - Capetown (8 Jul) - Freetown - UK|
|Cargo||6009 tons of grain|
|History||Laid down as War Reynard for The Shipping Controller, completed in June 1920 as Garmula for British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
On 23 July 1942 the unescorted Garmula (Master Robert C. Brown) was torpedoed and sunk by U-752 about 200 miles southwest of Freetown. The master, 61 crew members and five gunners were picked up by HMS Pict (FY 132) (LtCdr W.N.H. Faichney, RNR) and landed at Freetown. 20 crew members and one gunner were lost.
|On board||We have details of 22 people who were on board.|
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