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21)BARON SEMPLE U-848




Photo. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. Search – Royal Museums Greenwich (rmg.co.uk)


 


Built 1939


Tonnage: 4,573 / 9,000 tons


Cargo: Iron ore


Route: Rio de Janeiro - Freetown - UK 


Sunk 02/11/43 By U–848 in position 05º 00’ S 21º 00’ W 


62 Dead


0 Survivor


On 2 Nov 1943 the unescorted Baron Semple (Master Philip Jarvis Carnie) was torpedoed and sunk by U-848 northwest of Ascension Island. The master, 55 crew members and six gunners were lost.


By Baron Semple (British Steam merchant) - Ships hit by German U-boats during WWII - uboat.net


 

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