Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,836 tons
Completed1936 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerEvan Thomas Radcliffe & Co, Cardiff 
Date of attack17 Feb 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-182 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)
Position34° 00'S, 28° 30'E - Grid KZ 42
Complement42 (33 dead and 9 survivors).
RouteBasrah - Bandar Abbas - Port Elizabeth - Capetown 
Cargo3500 tons of tinplate and aluminium 
Notes on event

On 17 Feb 1943 the unescorted Llanashe (Master James Parry) was torpedoed and sunk by U-182 south of Cape Saint Francis, Cape Colony. The master, 27 crew members and five gunners were lost. The chief officer, S.P. Lloyd, seven crew members and one gunner were picked up after 11 days adrift by the Dutch merchant Tarakan, transferred to HMS Carthage (F 99) (Capt W.H.V. Harris, MVO DSC) and HMS Racehorse (H 11) (Cdr A.F. Burness-Nugent) and landed at Capetown on 4 March.

On boardWe have details of 30 people who were on board

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