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SHIPS SUNK ENGLAND 237 - G H I

18)INCOMATI U-508




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Built 1934


Tonnage: 7,369 / 7,750 tons


Cargo: 7,000 tons of general cargo, including 3,600 tons of cocoa, 2,600 tons of stores, mail and 2 aircraft 


Route: Takoradi - Walvis Bay - Durban - Middle East 


Sunk 18/07/43 by U-508 on pos  03º 09’N  04º 15’E


1 Dead


222 Survivors


At 07.56 hours on 18 July 1943 the unescorted Incomati (Master Stephen Fox) was torpedoed and damaged by U-508 about 200 miles south of Lagos. At 08.18 hours, the U-boat began shelling the ship, setting her on fire and left the wreck in sinking condition. One crew member was lost. The master, 101 crew members, eight gunners and 112 passengers were picked up by HMS Boadicea (H 65) (LtCdr F.C. Brodrick, RN) and HMS Bridgewater (L 01) (Cdr N.W.H. Weekes, OBE, RN) and landed at Takoradi.


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