Ships hit by U-boats


British Motor tanker

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Type:Motor tanker
Tonnage9,456 tons
Completed1938 - Deutsche Werft AG, Betrieb Finkenwärder, Hamburg 
OwnerInver Tankers Ltd (Andrew Weir & Co), London 
Date of attack16 Jan 1940Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-33 (Hans-Wilhelm von Dresky)
Position51° 16'N, 3° 43'W - Grid AM 9947
Complement49 (49 dead - no survivors)
RouteTrinidad - Halifax - Avonmouth 
Cargo12.554 tons of aviation spirit 
History Completed in July 1938 
Notes on event

At 16.19 hours on 16 Jan 1940 the unescorted Inverdargle (Master Evan Murdock Skelly) struck a mine laid on 9 Nov 1939 by U-33, broke in two and sank in the Bristol Channel southwest of Nash Point. The master and 48 crew members were lost.

The stern section lies in 51°16´31N/03°47´15W and the bow lies 1300 metres to northeast.

On boardWe have details of 42 people who were on board

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