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13)BALUCHISTAN




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Built 1937


Tonnage: 6,992 / 10,000 tons


Cargo: 8,000 tons of general cargo, including dates


Route: Basrah - Capetown - Freetown - UK 


Sunk 08/03/42 by U 68 on pos  04º 13’N  08º 32’W


3 Dead


63 Survivors


At 12.41 hours on 8 March 1942 the unescorted Baluchistan (Master Thomas Huntly Farrar) was hit on starboard side amidships by one of two G7e torpedoes from U-68 about 30 miles southwest of Grand Cess, Liberia. At 13.28 and 14.09 hours, the vessel was hit by two further torpedoes and finally sunk by gunfire between 14.31 and 14.40 hours with 21 high explosive and 14 incendiary shells. Three crew members were lost. The master, 58 crew members, four gunners and five passengers landed near Cape Palmas, Liberia.


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