British Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (Ocean (British Liberty))|
|Completed||1942 - Permanente Metals Corp, Richmond CA|
|Owner||P. Henderson & Co, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||29 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-662 (Heinz-Eberhard Müller)|
|Position||46° 44'N, 16° 38'W - Grid BE 5635|
|Complement||57 (5 dead and 52 survivors).|
|Route||Pepel - Sunderland|
|History||Completed in July 1942 for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT)|
In 1948 the Ocean Viceroy was sold to Clan Line Ltd and renamed Clan Kenneth. 1958 sold to Greece and renamed Omonia II for Cia Concordia de Nav SA, Piraeus.
|Notes on event|
At 22.50 hours on 29 March 1943, U-662 fired a spread of four FAT torpedoes and one G7e torpedo at convoy SL-126 about 425 miles northwest of Cape Finisterre. Two hits on a first ship were heard, one hit on a second and the last torpedo was considered to be a hit on a third ship. The U-boat had sunk Empire Whale and Umaria and damaged Ocean Viceroy, but the order in which the ships were hit is unclear.
|On board||We have details of 11 people who were on board.|
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