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31)OUED GROU MoWT U-126




 


Built 1921


Tonnage: 440 / 792 tons


Cargo: Ballast.


Route: Takoradi - Lagos - Port Harcourt 


Sunk 4 Nov 1942 by U-126 on pos. 04º 53”N 04º 49”E.


5 Dead


34 Survivors


Completed in April 1922 as German Peter for August Bolten: Wm. Miller’s Nachfolger GmbH & Co KG, Hamburg. 1924 to France and renamed Oued Grou for Compagnie de Navigation Paquet, Marseilles. In July 1940 taken over by Britain and transferred to the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).


At 09.40 hours on 4 Nov, 1942, the unescorted Oued Grou (Master Sydney Pattinson Dodgson) was hit by one torpedo from U-126 and sank fast southwest of Forcados in the Bight of Benin. Five crew members were lost. The Germans questioned the survivors in one of the lifeboats and asked for the master and the first engineer, but they were told that they had been lost. The master and 33 crew members made landfall at the village of Kulama, Nigeria. 


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