Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,183 tons
Completed1898 - David J. Dunlop & Co, Port Glasgow 
OwnerDouglas Shipping Co Ltd, Hong Kong 
HomeportHong Kong 
Date of attack2 Oct 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-168 (Helmuth Pich)
Position18° 46'N, 71° 55'E - Grid MH 7789
Complement70 (12 dead and 58 survivors).
RouteCalcutta - Cochin - Karachi 
History Completed in December 1898 
Notes on event

At 00.20 hours on 2 Oct 1943 the unescorted Haiching (Master Charles E. Steuart) was torpedoed and sunk by U-168 in the Arabian Sea 80 miles west-southwest of Bombay. Twelve crew members were lost. The master, 55 crew members and two gunners were picked up by the Indian dhow Mahadro Prasad and landed at Bombay.

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