Ships hit by U-boats

Nailsea Meadow

British Steam merchant

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NameNailsea Meadow
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,962 tons
Completed1937 - Bartram & Sons Ltd, South Dock, Sunderland 
OwnerE.R. Management Co Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack11 May 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-196 (Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat)
Position32° 04'S, 29° 13'E - Grid KZ 1391
Complement44 (2 dead and 42 survivors).
RouteHampton Roads - New York - Trinidad - Capetown (8 May) - Durban - Bombay - Karachi 
Cargo7104 tons of war materials, general cargo and mail 
Notes on event

At 23.40 hours on 11 May 1943 the Nailsea Meadow (Master Eric William Lambert) was torpedoed and sunk by U-196 40 miles south of Port St.Johns, Cape Colony. Two crew members were lost. The master, 34 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by the SAAF crash launch R 6 and landed at East London on 12 May.

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