Ships hit by U-boats

Wray Castle

British Steam merchant

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NameWray Castle
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,253 tons
Completed1938 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerJames Chambers & Co Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack3 May 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-103 (Viktor Sch├╝tze)
Position6° 48'N, 13° 55'W - Grid ET 6278
Complement57 (1 dead and 56 survivors).
RoutePort Louis, Mauritius - Capetown - Freetown - UK 
Cargo6800 tons of sugar 
History Completed in April 1938 
Notes on event

At 22.23 hours on 3 May 1941 the unescorted Wray Castle (Master Gerald T. Dobson) was hit by two torpedoes from U-103 and sank within a few minutes about 110 miles south-southwest of Freetown. One crew member was lost. The master, 49 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the Portuguese steam merchant Angola, landed at St. Thomas, Gulf of Guinea and later brought to Freetown by the Portuguese steam merchant Lourenco Marques.

On boardWe have details of 4 people who were on board

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