Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,248 tons
Completed1937 - W. Gray & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
OwnerWest Hartlepool Steam Navigation Co Ltd, West Hartlepool 
HomeportWest Hartlepool 
Date of attack7 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-508 (Georg Staats)
Position11° 34'N, 63° 26'W - Grid ED 8667
Complement49 (43 dead and 6 survivors).
RouteRio de Janeiro - Trinidad (6 Nov) - New York - UK 
Cargo8400 tons of iron ore 
History During the night of 19/20 Mar 1941, the Lindenhall was badly damaged by bombs during a German air attack on London. The ship caught fire and sank in Victoria Dock, but was salvaged and drydocked at Millwall on 23 April. 
Notes on event

At 06.35 hours on 7 Nov 1942 the Lindenhall (Master Frederick Aggebec Kjelgaard) in convoy TAG-19 was torpedoed by U-508, broke in two and sank about 40 miles north of Margarita Island, Venezuela. The master, 37 crew members, one passenger and four gunners were lost. Five crew members and one gunner were picked up by USS Surprise (PG 63) and landed at Havana, Cuba.

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