Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,592 tons
Completed1928 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerKaye, Son & Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack13 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-107 (Harald Gelhaus)
Position42° 45'N, 13° 31'W - Grid CG 1218
Complement44 (44 dead - no survivors)
RouteManchester - Clyde - Freetown - Capetown 
Cargo7200 tons of commercial cargo and stores 
Notes on event

At 05.30 hours on 13 March 1943, U-107 attacked convoy OS-44 190 miles west of Cape Finisterre and reported hits on three ships. In fact, four ships were hit, the Clan Alpine, Marcella, Oporto and Sembilangan.

The master, 34 crew members and nine gunners from the Marcella (Master Richard Downie) were lost.

On boardWe have details of 44 people who were on board

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