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SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - D E F

19)ELMDALE




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Built: 1941


Tonnage: 4,872 / 9,225 tons


Cargo: 8,300 tons of coal, military stores and general cargo


Route: Baltimore - New York - Trinidad - Capetown - Alexandria


Sunk 1 Nov 1942 by U- 174 on pos 00° 17'N 34° 55'W


6 Dead


36 Survivors


At 05.40 hours on 7 Apr 1942, the Elmdale was shelled and damaged by the Japanese submarine I-3 (Tonozuka) en route from Karachi to Colombo in 06°52N/78°50E. The ship was repaired and returned to service in May 1942.


At 23.07 hours on 1 Nov 1942 the Elmdale (Master Duncan McPhee), dispersed from convoy TRIN-20, was hit by two torpedoes from U-174 and sank after 11 minutes about 400 miles west of St. Paul Rocks. Five crew members and one gunner were lost. The Germans questioned the survivors before leaving the area. The master, 30 crew members and five gunners were picked up by the Brazilian steam merchant Therezina M. and landed at Fortaleza, Brazil.


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