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SURVIVORS IN BRAZILIAN SHORES - SURVIVORS

9)SURVIVORS ENGLAND T/Z




TABARISTAN - The master, 35 crew members and 3 gunners were picked up by HMS Bengali (FY 165) (Skipper F.C. Butler) and the British armed trawler HMS Turcoman (FY 130) (Lt R.L. Petty-Major) and landed at Freetown.




TEESBANK -  19 Survivors landed at  Natal, later 41 landed at Rio de Janeiro.




TEWKESBURY - The master and 19 crew members were picked up by the American merchant Exhibitor, transferred to HMS Cilicia (F 54) (Capt V.B. Cardwell) and landed at Freetown. 22 crew members were picked up by Knoxville City and landed at Capetown.  




TREVILLEY - 12 survivors in a lifeboat were picked up by Dumont d´Urville (Madelin), which was searching for survivors from Laconia, landed in Dakar and interned by the Vichy French authorities. 12 other survivors made landfall near Half Assini, Gold Coast. The remaining 23 survivors were picked up by the Portuguese steam merchant Cubango.




TUSCAN STAR – 62 survivors were picked up by the British passenger ship Otranto and landed at Freetown.




TWEED - The master, 25 crew members and 2 gunners in two lifeboats made landfall at Conakry, Guinea




UMONA - One gunner and one passenger (DBS) were picked up by the British steam merchant Lorca and landed at Freetown. 3 crew members were picked up by HMS Foxhound (H 69) (Cdr G.H. Peters), escort of convoy WS-7, in 07°25N/13°55W and landed at Freetown.




VIKING STAR - 31 crew members and 5 gunners made landfall  near Bonthe, Sierra Leone. 18 other crew members on rafts reached the coasts of Sierra Leone and Liberia within 18 days.




VULCAIN - The master and 33 crew members made landfall at Boffa, French Colonial Territory and were interned by the Vichy French authorities. The master was awarded the Lloyds War Medal for bravery at sea. 




WRAY CASTLE - The master, 49 crew members and 6 gunners were picked up by the Portuguese steam merchant Angola, landed at St. Thomas, Gulf of Guinea and later brought to Freetown by the Portuguese steam merchant Lourenco Marques.




YORKWOOD-  The master was taken prisoner by the Germans and lost when the U-boat was sunk five days later. 39 crew members and eight gunners landed at Macau, Brazil.  


10,558 Survivors mostly British were rescued or made ashore at African coast. In Brazilian coast they numbered 1243 men and women mostly British.


 

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