Ships hit by U-boats

Fort St. Nicolas

British Steam merchant

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NameFort St. Nicolas
Type:Steam merchant (Victory)
Tonnage7,154 tons
Completed1943 - Burrard Dry Dock Co, North Vancouver BC 
OwnerJohn Cory & Sons Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack15 Feb 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-410 (Horst-Arno Fenski)
Position40° 34'N, 14° 38'E - Grid CJ 6768
Complement67 (0 dead and 67 survivors).
RouteHull - Augusta - Naples - Salerno 
Cargo4000 tons of military stores 
History Completed in September 1943 for the Canadian Government, lend-leased on bareboat charter to British Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 15.22 hours on 15 Feb 1944 the Fort St. Nicolas (Master Kenneth Howard Pengelly) was hit by a Gnat from U-410 and sank east of the island of Capri. The master, 48 crew members, 14 gunners and four passengers were rescued by a RAF crash launch and landed at Salerno.

Fort St. Nicolas was participating in Operation Shingle, the landings at Anzio-Nettuno.

On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

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