British Steam tanker
|Completed||1925 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Sir James German & Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||5 Aug 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-458 (Kurt Diggins)|
|Position||44° 44'N, 55° 22'W - Grid BB 8682|
|Complement||39 (34 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Grangemouth - Loch Ewe (24 Jul) - Halifax|
|History||Completed in May 1925 as Vanduara for Vanduara SS Co Ltd (Gow, Harrison & Co), Glasgow. 1937 renamed Arletta for Sir James German & Co Ltd, Cardiff. |
|Notes on event|
At 16.13 hours on 5 August 1942 the unescorted Arletta (Master George William Stockton Rogers), a straggler from convoy ON-115, was torpedoed and sunk by U-458 south-southwest of Cape Race. The master, 27 crew members and six gunners were lost. The chief officer William M. Duncan and four crew members were rescued after 15 days adrift by the US Coast Guard weather ship USS Menemsha (AG 39) and landed at Boston on 25 August.
|On board||We have details of 39 people who were on board.|
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