Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,047 tons
Completed1925 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerSouth African Railways & Harbours Administration, Capetown 
Date of attack5 Apr 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-182 (Asmus Nicolai Clausen)
Position32° 37'S, 37° 50'E - Grid JA 1470
Complement47 (0 dead and 47 survivors).
RouteBunbury, Western Australia - Durban 
Cargo5000 tons of wheat, 1500 tons of timber and 320 tons of lead, also mail 
Notes on event

On 5 April 1943 the unescorted Aloe (Master Angus Maclennan) was torpedoed and sunk by U-182 420 miles southeast of Durban. The master was taken prisoner by U-182 and died when the U-boat was lost on 16 May.
44 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the American merchant Alexander Ramsey and landed at Capetown.

On boardWe have details of 3 people who were on board

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