Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage7,291 tons
Completed1922 - Société Anonyme des Forges et Chantiers de la Méditerranée, Le Havre 
OwnerEllerman Lines Ltd, London 
Date of attack8 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-154 (Heinrich Schuch)
Position15° 30'N, 57° 00'W - Grid EE 5191
Complement66 (3 dead and 63 survivors).
RouteBeira (15 Sep) - Table Bay (10 Oct) - Pernambuco (30 Oct) - St.Thomas - UK 
Cargo6214 tons of general cargo, including 1002 tons of copper 
History Built as French D´Entrecasteaux for Co Française de Navigation à Vapeur Chargeurs Réunis, Paris
On 1 Jul 1941, she was captured by the British cruiser HMS Dunedin and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

On 8 Nov 1942 the unescorted D´Entrecasteaux (Master William Jones) was torpedoed and sunk by U-154 about 150 miles east of Barbados. One crew member and two gunners were lost. The master, 57 crew members and five gunners landed on the island of Dominica, part of the Leeward Islands, on 14 November.

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