Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,737 tons
Completed1921 - Tyne Iron Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Willington Quay-on-Tyne 
OwnerEvan Thomas Radcliffe & Co, Cardiff 
Date of attack4 May 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-125 (Ulrich Folkers)
Position54° 04'N, 44° 18'W - Grid AJ 6298
Complement46 (46 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyONS-5 (straggler)
RouteLondon - New York 
History Completed in September 1921 as French Lorient for Compagnie Delmas-Vieljeux, Paris. On 18 Feb 1941, the Vichy French ship was captured by the British ocean boarding vessel HMS Marsdale west of the Canary Islands in 28°12N/12°23W and taken to Gibraltar, where she was taken over by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

On 4 May 1943 the Lorient (Master Walter John Manley), a straggler from convoy ONS-5, was torpedoed and sunk by U-125 south of Cape Farewell. The master, 40 crew members and five gunners were lost.

On boardWe have details of 46 people who were on board

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