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8)ALLENDE




Photo. State Library of New South Wales.


 


Built 1928


Tonnage 5,081 / 9150 tons


Cargo: 7700 tons of general cargo including tea and jute in bales


Sunk 17/03/42 by U – 68 in position 04º 00’ N 07º 44’ W


Route: Calcutta - Sandheads - Capetown - Freetown - UK 


6 Dead


33 Survivors


At 21.53 hours on 17 Mar, 1942, the unescorted Allende (Master Thomas James Williamson) was torpedoed and sunk by U-68 20 miles south of Cape Palmas, Liberia. Six crew members were lost. The master, 30 crew members and two gunners landed at Taba, French Ivory Coast and were interned by the Vichy French authorities at Bobo Dinlassu. 


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