British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Furness Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Haverton Hill, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||W.J. Tatem Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||16 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-77 (Otto Hartmann)|
|Position||36° 10'N, 0° 30'W - Grid CH 8473|
|Complement||52 (2 dead and 50 survivors).|
|Route||Algiers - Gibraltar|
|History||Completed in January 1930 |
|Notes on event|
Two crew members from the Hadleigh (Master William Henry Gould) were lost. The master, 41 crew members and eight gunners abandoned the vessel and were picked up by HMS Tynedale (L 96) (Lt J.J.S. Yorke, DSC, RN). The next day, the vessel was towed to Oran by the tug HMS Restive (W 39) (Lt D.M. Richards, RNR), then to Mers el Kebir, where she was beached and later declared a total loss after the vessel broke in two.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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