British Steam merchant
|Completed||1942 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Asiatic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||9 Jul 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-196 (Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat)|
|Position||15° 30'N, 65° 30'E - Grid MR 25|
|Complement||98 (46 dead and 52 survivors).|
|Route||Mormugao - Aden - Suez|
|Cargo||5000 tons of groundnuts|
|History||Completed in September 1942 |
|Notes on event|
On 9 July 1944 the unescorted Shahzada (Master Allan Scott Hamilton) was torpedoed and sunk by U-196 about 470 miles west-southwest of Bombay. The master, 36 crew members and nine gunners were lost. 15 crew members were picked up by the British steam merchant Changon and landed at Bombay on 17 July and 21 crew members made landfall at Goa on 18 July. 15 other crew members and one gunner were picked up by the Swedish steam merchant Magna and landed at Aden on 21 July.
|On board||We have details of 45 people who were on board.|
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