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SHIPS ENGLAND - V W Y

8)WRAY CASTLE




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Built: 1938


Tonnage: 4,253 / 7,785 tons


Cargo: 6,800 tons of sugar 


Sunk 3 May 41 by U-103 on pos. 06º48'N 13º55'W


1 Dead


56 Survivors


At 22.23 hours on 3 May, 1941, the unescorted Wray Castle (Master Gerald T. Dobson) was hit by two torpedoes from U-103 and sank within a few minutes about 110 miles south-southwest of Freetown. One crew member was lost. The master, 49 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the Portuguese steam merchant Angola, landed at St. Thomas, Gulf of Guinea and later brought to Freetown by the Portuguese steam merchant Lourenco Marques. 


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