Fort a la Corne
British Steam merchant
|Name||Fort a la Corne|
|Type:||Steam merchant (North Sands)|
|Completed||1942 - North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd, North Vancouver BC|
|Owner||McCowen & Gross Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||30 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-596 (Gunter Jahn)|
|Position||36° 52'N, 1° 47'E - Grid CH 8292|
|Complement||54 (0 dead and 54 survivors).|
|Route||Bone (28 Mar) - Gibraltar|
|History||Completed in August 1942 for US War Shipping Administration (WSA), lend-leased on bareboat charter to British Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). |
|Notes on event|
At 20.15 hours on 30 March 1943, U-596 attacked convoy ET-16 west of Algiers and reported five hits on two ships, but the Italians reported hits on three ships. The Hallanger and Fort a la Corne were sunk by this attack.
The master, 43 crew members and ten gunners from the Fort a la Corne (Master Reginald A. Grove) were picked up by a British escort vessel and landed at Gibraltar.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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