Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,168 tons
Completed1922 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerAsiatic Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack15 Nov 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-65 (Hans-Gerrit von Stockhausen)
Position4° 24'N, 13° 46'W - Grid ET 9117
Complement85 (17 dead and 68 survivors).
ConvoyOB-235 (dispersed)
RoutePort Talbot - Alexandria - Port Said 
CargoGovernment stores 
Notes on event

At 15.11 hours on 15 Nov 1940 the Kohinur (Master Leslie Hugh Bonnand), dispersed on 31 October from convoy OB-235, was torpedoed and sunk by U-65 about 250 miles north of the Equator. The second officer was taken prisoner by the U-boat. The master, 45 crew members and two gunners were lost. 31 of them died in the explosion of the tanker Havbør, which was also torpedoed by U-65 three hours later, while picking up the survivors. 36 crew members were picked up on 16 November by the British merchant City of Pittsburg and landed at Freetown on 19 November.

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