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17)BARON JEDBURGH




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Built 1936


Tonnage: 3,656 / 7,540 tons


Cargo 4,000 tons of general cargo and 3,000 tons of tinplate and lubricating oil 


Route: New York - Trinidad - Capetown - Durban 


Sunk 10/3/45 by U-532 on position 10º.02"S 25º 00"W 


1 Dead


58 Survivors


On 10 Mar, 1945, the unescorted Baron Jedburgh (Master Eric Alexander Brown) was torpedoed and sunk by U-532 northeast of Bahia. One gunner was lost. The master, 52 crew members and five gunners were rescued: On 22 March, the master and 32 survivors landed at Cabedelo, state of Paraíba  Brazil. The remaining 25 survivors were picked up on 16 March by the British merchant Sandown Castle and landed at Montevideo ten days later. 


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