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17)BARON DECHMONT U-507




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Built 1929


Tonnage: 3,675 / 6,225 tons


Cargo : 4,630 tons of Coal and Coke


Route: Barry - Milford Haven - Pernambuco 


Sunk by U-507 on position 03.11S, 38.41W  when heading for Recife.


7 dead


37 survivors


At 18.00 hours on 3 Jan, 1943, the unescorted Baron Dechmont (Master Donald MacCallum) was torpedoed and sunk by U-507 northwest of Cape San Roque, Brazil. Seven crew members were lost. The master was taken prisoner and later lost when the U-boat was sunk ten days later. 28 crew members and eight gunners landed at Fortaleza 


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