Ships hit by U-boats

Queen Anne

British Motor merchant

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NameQueen Anne
Type:Motor merchant
Tonnage4,937 tons
Completed1937 - Barclay, Curle & Co, Whiteinch, Glasgow 
OwnerT. Dunlop & Sons, Glasgow 
Date of attack10 Feb 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-509 (Werner Witte)
Position34° 53'S, 19° 51'E - Grid GR 6844
Complement44 (5 dead and 39 survivors).
RouteManchester - Capetown - Aden - Alexandria - Beirut 
Cargo6126 tons of government stores and 698 tons of general cargo, including explosives 
History Completed in January 1937 
Notes on event

At 02.19 hours on 10 February 1943 the Queen Anne (Master Charles Hicking Radford) in convoy CA-11 was torpedoed and sunk by U-509 eight miles south-southwest of Cape Agulhas, South Africa. The master and four crew members were lost. 30 crew members and nine gunners survived: 17 survivors were picked up by HMS St. Zeno (FY 280) (T/Lt J.K. Craig, RNVR) and landed at Capetown, while 22 survivors in a lifeboat made landfall at Bredasdorp near Cape Agulhas.

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