Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,406 tons
Completed1928 - A. Stephen & Sons Ltd, Linthouse, Glasgow 
OwnerElders & Fyffes Ltd, London 
Date of attack9 Feb 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-30 (Fritz-Julius Lemp)
Position53° 33'N, 3° 25'W - Grid AM 9324
Complement64 (2 dead and 62 survivors).
RouteVictoria, Cameroons - Garston 
Cargo1500 tons of bananas 
History Completed in February 1928 
Notes on event

At 01.05 hours on 9 February 1940 the Chagres (Master Hugh Roberts) struck a mine, laid on 6 January by U-30 and sank 5.5 miles bearing 270° from the Bar Light Vessel off Liverpool. Two crew members were lost. The master and 61 crew members were picked up by HMS Loch Montreith (FY 135) (LtCdr F.R. Pope, RNR) and landed at Liverpool.

On boardWe have details of 12 people who were on board

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