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SHIPS ENGLAND - S T U

11)SOUDAN




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Built: 1931


Tonnage: 6,677 / 9,631 tons


Cargo: 8,000 tons of stores (including 400 tons of TNT)


Route: Glasgow to Freetown and Durban


0 Dead


87 Survivors


Sunk 15/05/42 when struck mine laid by German Doggerbank  on pos 36º 10’S 20º22’E 


Soudan was hit by one of the mines. She succumbed to her wounds, fortunately without casualties to the crew of 77 crew or 10 gunners. Inspection revealed that the explosion blew the bottom out of No.2 hold, where the TNT was stored. Without exploding, the explosives simply disappeared in the ocean.


 

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