Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of John Ward-McQuaid

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,454 tons
Completed1942 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerAsiatic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack9 Jul 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-196 (Eitel-Friedrich Kentrat)
Position15° 30'N, 65° 30'E - Grid MR 25
Complement98 (46 dead and 52 survivors).
RouteMormugao - Aden - Suez 
Cargo5000 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 boardWe have details of 45 people who were on board

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