Ships hit by U-boats

Ocean Justice

British Steam merchant

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NameOcean Justice
Type:Steam merchant (Ocean (British Liberty))
Tonnage7,173 tons
Completed1942 - Todd-Bath Iron Shipbuilding Corp, Portland ME 
OwnerHain SS Co, London 
Date of attack7 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-505 (Peter Zschech)
Position10° 06'N, 60° 00'W - Grid EO 1122
Complement56 (0 dead and 56 survivors).
RouteKarachi - Durban (6 Oct) - Trinidad - New York 
Cargo600 tons of manganese ore as ballast 
History Completed in April 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) 
Notes on event

At 00.16 hours on 7 Nov 1942 the unescorted Ocean Justice (Master William Venables) was torpedoed and sunk by U-505 east of Trinidad. The master, 44 crew members, nine gunners and two survivors from the Belgian Fighter, which had been sunk on 9 October by U-68 (Merten), were picked up by British motor torpedo boats and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad.

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