Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,107 tons
Completed1926 - D. & W. Henderson & Co Ltd, Glasgow 
OwnerT. & J. Harrison, Liverpool 
Date of attack15 Jul 1944Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-198 (Burkhard Heusinger von Waldegg)
Position24° 30'S, 35° 44'E - Grid KP 3568
Complement57 (1 dead and 56 survivors).
RouteMiddlesbrough - Durban - Beira - Seychelles 
Cargo500 tons of general cargo 
History Completed in March 1926 
Notes on event

On 15 July 1944 the unescorted Director (Master William Weatherall) was hit by one torpedo from U-198 and sank in the Mozambique Channel southeast of Inhambane, Portuguese East Africa. One crew member was lost. The master, 49 crew members and six gunners were rescued. The master and 14 crew members by the Portuguese sloop Goncalves Zarco and landed at Lourenco Marques. The chief officer, 34 crew members and six gunners landed at Kosi Bay, Portuguese East Africa.

On boardWe have details of 5 people who were on board

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