Ships hit by U-boats

Fort Missanabie

British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of National Maritime Museum

NameFort Missanabie
Type:Steam merchant (North Sands)
Tonnage7,147 tons
Completed1943 - Marine Industries Ltd, Sorel 
OwnerT. Dunlop & Sons, Glasgow 
Date of attack19 May 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-453 (Dierk L├╝hrs)
Position38° 20'N, 16° 28'E - Grid CJ 99
Complement60 (12 dead and 48 survivors).
RouteTaranto - Augusta 
History Completed July 1943 for the Canadian Government, lend-leased on bareboat charter to British Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 17.55 hours on 19 May 1944 the Fort Missanabie (Master Charles Robert Williamson) in convoy HA-43 was torpedoed and sunk by U-453 south of Taranto. The master, ten crew members and one gunner were lost. 35 crew members and 13 gunners were picked up by the Norwegian steam merchant Spero and Italian corvette Urania and landed at Augusta, Sicily.

The sinking of Fort Missanabie was the last success of the U-boats stationed in the Mediterranean.

On boardWe have details of 13 people who were on board

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