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SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - A B C

12)ARABISTAN (RAIDER MICHEL)




Photo. www.photoship.co.uk


 


Built 1929


Tonnage:  5,874 / 8,950 tons


Cargo: Ballast


Route: Capetown to Trinidad 


59 Dead


1 POW


Sunk by Michel 11/08/42 on pos. 11º 30’ S 26º 00’ W  south of St Helena, this 5,875-ton British freighter in ballast from Cape Town to Trinidad, was shot to pieces so efficiently from point blank range, that only one of her crew of sixty survived, her chief engineer being picked up the following morning.


 

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