British Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (Ocean (British Liberty))|
|Completed||1942 - Permanente Metals Corp, Richmond CA|
|Owner||John Morrison & Son, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||3 May 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-564 (Reinhard Suhren)|
|Position||28° 21'N, 80° 23'W - Grid DB 9434|
|Complement||47 (5 dead and 42 survivors).|
|Route||Union Bay, British Columbia - Colon (27 Apr) - Halifax - UK|
|Cargo||9450 tons general cargo, incl. 4000 t lead, 4000 t lumber, 1000 t canned herrings and 80 t acetone|
|History||Completed in March 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
At 08.24 hours on 3 May 1942 the unescorted Ocean Venus (Master John Park) was torpedoed and sunk by U-564 about 12 miles east-southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Five crew members were lost. The master, 37 crew members and four gunners rowed to shore and landed at Cape Canaveral.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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