Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage8,966 tons
Completed1929 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerUnited Molasses Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack16 Apr 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-1274 (Hans-Hermann Fitting)
Position55° 39'N, 1° 31'W
Complement47 (1 dead and 46 survivors).
RoutePort Everglades, Florida - Loch Ewe - Salt End 
Cargo12.600 tons of molasses 
Notes on event

At 17.32 hours on 16 April 1945 the Athelduke (Master Joseph Errett) in convoy FS-1784 was torpedoed and sunk by U-1274 east of Newcastle. One crew member was lost. The master, 41 crew members and four gunners were picked up by the British merchant King Neptune.

On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

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