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- 33 BRITISH SHIPS

22)PETERTON





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Built: 1919


Tonnage: 5,221 / 8,200 tons


Cargo: 5,758 tons of coal


Route: London - Hull - Oban - Buenos Aires


Sunk   17 Sep 1942 by U-109 on pos. 18° 45'N 29° 15'W


9 Dead


34 Survivors


At 13.14 hours on 17 September 1942 the unescorted Peterton (Master Thomas William Marrie), dispersed from convoy OG-80, was hit by three torpedoes from U-109 and sank by the bow after capsizing northwest of the Cape Verde Islands. Eight crew members were lost. The master was taken prisoner by the U-boat, landed at Lorient on 6 October and brought to the POW camp Marlag und Milag Nord.


Twelve crew members in a jolly boat were picked up by the Empire Whimbrel after 8 days and landed at Buenos Aires on 11 October. 18 crew members and four gunners in a lifeboat were picked up after 49 days by HMS Canna (T 161) (Lt W.N. Bishop-Laggett, RNR) and landed at Freetown, where one crew member died in a hospital.


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