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3)PHEMIUS U-515




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Built 1921


Tonnage 7,406 / 9,610 tons


Cargo: 4,544 tons of government stores and general cargo, including mail 


Route: Liverpool - Glasgow - Takoradi - Lagos - Beira 


Sunk 19/12/43 by U-515 on pos. 05º 01’N  00º 17’W


23  Dead


93 Survivors


At 00.00 hours on 20 Dec 1943 the unescorted Phemius (Master Thomas Arthur Kent, OBE) was torpedoed by U-515 about 30 miles south of Accra, Gold Coast and sunk by a Gnat as coup de grâce. Four crew members, one gunner and 19 passengers were lost. The radio officer was taken prisoner by the U-boat. The master, 67 crew members, ten gunners and 14 passengers were picked up by FFL Commandant Drogou (K 195) and landed at Takoradi on 20 December.


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