Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2484

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage8,261 tons
Completed1920 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast 
OwnerRoyal Mail Lines Ltd, London 
Date of attack8 Apr 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-843 (Oskar Herwartz)
Position11° 55'S, 19° 52'W - Grid FL 9171
Complement68 (2 dead and 66 survivors).
ConvoyOS-71 (dispersed)
RouteTaranto - Gibraltar - Buenos Aires 
History Completed in August 1920 
Notes on event

On 8 April 1944 the unescorted Nebraska (Master Bernard Cyril Dodds), dispersed on 4 April from convoy OS-71, was torpedoed and sunk by U-843 southwest of Ascension Island. Two crew members were lost. The master, 55 crew members, eight gunners and two stowaways were rescued. The boat of the master landed at Bahia, boat of the radio operator with 20 survivors landed at Recife on 22 April and the remaining survivors were picked up by the British steam merchant Kindat and landed at Freetown.

On boardWe have details of 11 people who were on board

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