Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo from City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 447-2216

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,856 tons
Completed1928 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 
OwnerW.J. Tatem Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack18 Apr 1945Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-245 (Friedrich Schumann-Hindenberg)
Position51° 20'N, 1° 42'E - Grid AN 7968
Complement54 (5 dead and 49 survivors).
RouteLondon - Antwerp 
Cargo6000 tons of military cargo 
History Completed in October 1928 
Notes on event

At 05.55 hours on 18 April 1945, U-245 attacked convoy TAM-142 10 miles east-southeast of North Foreland and claimed the sinking of two steamers. The U-boat also fired a Gnat at a corvette and heard an end-of-run detonation after 16 minutes. The xB-Dienst suggested a success. However, only the Karmt and Filleigh were hit and sunk.

The master, 37 crew members, ten gunners and the Belgian pilot from the Filleigh (Master Patrick McSweeney) were picked up by a British escort vessel and landed at Dover. Five crew members were lost.

On boardWe have details of 6 people who were on board

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