Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,562 tons
Completed1935 - Burntisland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Burntisland 
OwnerChellew Navigation Co Ltd, Cardiff 
Date of attack23 Nov 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-100 (Joachim Schepke)
Position55° 00'N, 13° 10'W - Grid AM 4568
Complement39 (13 dead and 26 survivors).
RouteSavannah, Georgia - Sydney (9 Nov) - London 
Cargo5161 tons of timber, 2248 tons of steel and 740 tons of general cargo and turpentine 
History Completed in November 1935 for Calpean Shipping Co Ltd, Gibraltar. 1937 transferred to Chellew Navigation Co Ltd, Cardiff. 
Notes on event

At 00.18 hours on 23 Nov 1940 the Justitia (Master David L. Davies) in convoy SC-11 was hit amidships by one torpedo from U-100 and sank about 160 miles west of Bloody Foreland, Co. Donegal. The master and 12 crew members were lost. 25 crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMS Enchantress (L 56) (Cdr A.K. Scott-Moncrieff, RN) and landed at Liverpool.

On boardWe have details of 14 people who were on board

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