British Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (North Sands)|
|Completed||1942 - West Coast Shipbuilders Ltd, Vancouver|
|Owner||W.H. Cockerline & Co, Hull|
|Date of attack||9 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-596 (Gunter Jahn)|
|Position||36° 51'N, 1° 09'E - Grid CH 8428|
|Complement||60 (0 dead and 60 survivors).|
|Route||Faslane - Algiers|
Completed September 1942 for US War Shipping Administration (WSA), lend-leased on bareboat charter to British Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).
1948 returned to US and transferred to US Maritime Commission (USMC). 1948 sold to Pakistan and renamed Al Murtaza Ali 1954 renamed Anwarbaksh.
|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.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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