Ships hit by U-boats

G.S. Walden

British Motor tanker

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NameG.S. Walden
Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage10,627 tons
Completed1935 - NV Rotterdamsche Droogdok Mij, Rotterdam 
OwnerOriental Tankers Ltd (Standard Transp. Co Ltd), Hong Kong 
HomeportHong Kong 
Date of attack14 May 1944Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-616 (Siegfried Koitschka)
Position36° 45'N, 0° 55'E
Complement55 (0 dead and 55 survivors).
RouteBari - Hampton Roads 

At 03.05 hours on 3 Aug 1942, U-552 fired two torpedoes at the convoy ON-115 east of Cape Race in 45°52N/47°15W (BC 5778) and observed a hit aft on a tanker and at the bow of a freighter, both vessels stopped. The G.S. Walden was damaged and the Lochkatrine was sunk.

One crew member on G.S. Walden was killed, but the tanker managed to reach port and was repaired.

Notes on event

At 02.30 hours on 14 May 1944, U-616 attacked convoy GUS-39 and damaged the G.S. Walden and Fort Fidler.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

Attack entries for G.S. Walden

DateU-boatCommanderLoss typeTonsNat.
3 Aug 1942U-552Kptlt. Erich ToppDamaged10,627  
14 May 1944U-616Oblt. Siegfried KoitschkaDamaged10,627  

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