Ships hit by U-boats

Fort Battle River

British Steam merchant

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NameFort Battle River
Type:Steam merchant (North Sands)
Tonnage7,133 tons
Completed1942 - North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd, North Vancouver BC 
OwnerJohn Cory & Sons Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack6 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-410 (Horst-Arno Fenski)
Position36° 33'N, 10° 22'W - Grid CG 8511
Complement65 (0 dead and 65 survivors).
RouteLiverpool - Bougie, Algeria 
Cargo3000 tons of government stores 
History Completed in July 1942 for US War Shipping Administration (WSA), lend-leased on bareboat charter to British Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 15.20 hours on 6 March 1943, U-410 attacked convoy KMS-10 west of Gibraltar and reported two ships damaged and one possible hit on a third ship. In fact, the Fort Battle River was sunk and the Fort Paskoyac was damaged.

The master, 45 crew members, 10 gunners and nine passengers (army personnel) from the Fort Battle River (Master Albert Victor Parkinson Turnbull) were picked up by HMCS Shediac (K 110) (T/Lt J.E. Clayton, RCNR) and the British steam merchant Empire Flamingo and landed at Gibraltar.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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