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SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - D E F

21)ELMWOOD U-130




Sister ship Teakwood. Photo www.photoship.co.uk



Built 1942


Tonnage: 4,247 / 7,167 tons


Cargo: 7,000 tons of general cargo and military equipment including tanks 


Route: New York - Trinidad - Capetown - Abadan - Kuwait


Sunk 27/Jul/42 by U-130 on pos. 04º48”N 22º00”W


0 Dead


51 Survivors


At 17.40 hours on 27 Jul, 1942, the unescorted Elmwood (Master Edward Lewis James Herbert) was torpedoed and sunk byU-130 northeast of St.Paul Rocks. Kals misidentified the victim as Almwood. The 44 crew members, six gunners and one passenger (RAF personnel) were rescued. The master and 19 survivors landed at Freetown. The second officer and eleven survivors landed about 200 miles further along the coast at Bissao, Portuguese Guinea on 11 August. The chief officer and 18 survivors were picked up by the American Liberty ship Davy Crockett and landed at Capetown.


By www.uboat.net


 

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