British Steam merchant
|Completed||1919 - A. McMillan & Son Ltd, Dumbarton|
|Owner||Lamport & Holt Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||12 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-593 (Gerd Kelbling)|
|Position||35° 53'N, 0° 33'W - Grid CH 8456|
|Complement||62 (1 dead and 61 survivors).|
|Route||Barrow - Arzew Bay - Oran|
|Cargo||US military stores, including TNT and a deck cargo of four bulldozers|
|History||Laid down as War Marten for The Shipping Controller, completed in September 1919 as Browning for Lamport & Holt Ltd, Liverpool. |
|Notes on event|
At 15.16 hours on 12 Nov 1942, U-593 fired two spreads each of two torpedoes at convoy KMS-2 off Oran and heard two detonations after 48 seconds and 1 minute 50 seconds. Sinking noises were subsequently heard. Kelbling claimed two ships of 7000 grt damaged. However, only the Browning (Master Thomas J. Sweeney) was hit and the burning vessel was abandoned by the crew. The ship later exploded and sank in 35°53N/00°33W. One crew member was lost. The master, 42 crew members, 16 gunners and two naval signalmen were picked up by HMS Fluellen (T 157) (Lt H.N. Rogers, RNR) and landed at Oran.
|On board||We have details of 4 people who were on board.|
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