Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Standard

British Steam merchant

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NameEmpire Standard
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,047 tons
Completed1942 - Sir W.G. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
OwnerJoseph Robinson & Sons, North Shields 
Date of attack9 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-596 (Gunter Jahn)
Position36° 51'N, 1° 09'E - Grid CH 8428
Complement68 (0 dead and 68 survivors).
RouteNewport - Algiers 
CargoMilitary stores 
History Completed in October 1942 
Notes on event

At 18.43 and 18.44 hours on 9 March 1943, U-596 fired torpedoes at convoy KMS-10 and observed one hit after 1 minute 59 seconds and then heard another detonation after 2 minutes 55 seconds, probably on a more distant ship. A third torpedo detonation and a boiler explosion were also heard. In fact, the first torpedo damaged the Fort Norman and the third the Empire Standard.

The damaged Empire Standard reached Algiers where she was bombed and sunk by German aircraft on 26 March 1943.

On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

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