British Steam merchant
|Completed||1942 - John Brown & Co Ltd, Clydebank|
|Owner||New Zealand Shipping Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||13 Dec 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-103 (Gustav-Adolf Janssen)|
|Position||42° 03'N, 34° 33'W - Grid CE 1521|
|Complement||82 (0 dead and 82 survivors).|
|Route||Auckland (5 Nov) - Lyttelton - Balboa - Cristobal - Liverpool|
|Cargo||Refrigerated and general cargo|
Completed in April 1942
|Notes on event|
At 18.42 hours on 13 Dec 1942 the unescorted Hororata was hit by one torpedo from U-103 north of the Azores. The U-boat had to use full speed to get into an attack position on the fast ship and lost her afterwards in bad visibility. She escaped and arrived at Santa Cruz the next day and continued in tow to Horta for temporary repairs on 18 December. On 17 March, left the Azores for Liverpool arriving safely after six days. Returned to service in September 1943 after permanent repairs were completed at Cammell, Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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