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16)SOUDAN (Minelayer DOGGERBANK)




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Built: 1931


Tonnage: 6,677 / 9,631 tons


Cargo: 8,000 tons of stores (including 400 tons of TNT)


Route: Glasgow to Freetown and Durban


Sunk 15/05/42 when struck mine laid by German Doggerbank  on pos 36º 10’S 20º22’E 


0 Dead


87 Survivors


On 15 May 1942, the transport Soudan (6670, built 1931, owned by Barclay, Curle & Co. Ltd in Glasgow) carrying 8000 tons of stores (including 400 tons of TNT) from Glasgow to Freetown and Durban, was hit by one of the mines. She succumbed to her wounds, fortunately without casualties to the crew of 77 crew or 10 gunners. Inspection revealed that the explosion blew the bottom out of No.2 hold, where the TNT was stored. Without exploding, the explosives simply disappeared in the ocean


 

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