British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - Sunderland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||5 May 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-266 (Ralf von Jessen)|
|Position||53° 10'N, 44° 40'W - Grid AJ 8359|
|Complement||92 (0 dead and 92 survivors).|
|Route||Glasgow (21 Apr) - Portland, Maine and New York|
|History||Ordered as War Mavis for The Shipping Controller, completed in October 1919 as Gharinda for British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 21.50 hours on 5 May 1943, U-266 fired four torpedoes at convoy ONS-5 south of Cape Farewell and reported one ship sunk, one probably sunk and that two detonations had been heard. In fact the three ships Selvistan, Gharinda and Bonde in stations #91, #101 and #84 were hit within three minutes and sank.
The master, 81 crew members and ten gunners from the Gharinda (Master Rodney Rosbrook Stone) were picked up by HMS Tay (K 232) (LtCdr R.E. Sherwood, RNR) and landed at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
|On board||We have details of 3 people who were on board.|
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