British Steam merchant
|Completed||1914 - Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||Bullard, King & Co Ltd (Natal Line), London|
|Date of attack||7 Aug 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-181 (Wolfgang Lüth)|
|Position||20° 18'S, 57° 14'E - Grid KG 5878|
|Complement||111 (22 dead and 89 survivors).|
|Route||London - Freetown - Durban (29 Jul) - Port Louis, Mauritius|
|Cargo||2000 tons of general cargo, 2000 tons of sugar and 800 tons of military stores|
|History||Completed in December 1914 |
|Notes on event|
At 09.16 hours on 7 Aug 1943 the Umvuma (Master John Newby Gibson), dispersed from convoy DN-54, was hit by one G7e stern torpedo from U-181 and sank after 11 minutes southwest of Port Louis, Mauritius. 17 crew members, one gunner and four passengers were lost. The master, 72 crew members, eight gunners and eight passengers were picked up by the salvage tug Maurice and landed at Port Louis.
|On board||We have details of 21 people who were on board.|
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