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SHIPS ENGLAND - D E F

38)FABIAN




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Built 1919


Tonnage: 3,059 / 5,570 tons


Cargo: 4,000 tons of general cargo


Route: Liverpool - Capetown - Port Said - Istanbul


Sunk 16/10/40 by U 65 on pos 02º 49 N  15º 29’W


6 Dead


33 Survivors


At 14.29 hours on 16 Nov 1940 the unarmed Fabian (Master Montague Hocking), dispersed from convoy OB-234, was hit in the foreship by one torpedo from U-65 about 350 miles south-southwest of Freetown. At 15.54 hours, the U-boat surfaced and sank the ship with five of eight rounds from the deck gun. The Germans then questioned the survivors, treated two injured men and provided food and water. The master and 32 crew members were picked up by the British steam tanker British Statesman and landed at Freetown. Six crew members were lost.


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