British Steam merchant
|Completed||1930 - Scott´s Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||Campbell Brothers & Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||4 Aug 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-181 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||20° 53'S, 56° 43'E - Grid KG 8155|
|Complement||43 (3 dead and 40 survivors).|
|Route||Lourenço Marques - Durban (22 Jul) - Aden - Alexandria|
|Cargo||6821 tons of coal|
|History||Completed in April 1930|
On 2 May 1942 the Dalfram struck a mine laid by Doggerbank off South Africa in position 34°10S/17°49E. The ship was en route from New York to Alexandria with general cargo and had just departed Capetown when she hit the mine. She made it back to the harbor under her own power and was repaired.
|Notes on event|
At 04.03 hours on 4 August 1943 U-181 fired a spread of three torpedoes at the unescorted Dalfram (Master David H. Hogg) and hit her with one torpedo east of Madagascar. The ship sank within one minute after being hit amidships by a coup de grâce at 04.53 hours. Three crew members were lost. The master, 34 crew members and five gunners abandoned ship in the lifeboats, were questioned by the Germans and landed after eight days on the island of Ile Ste Marie, east of Madagascar.
|On board||We have details of 8 people who were on board.|
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