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25)EMPIRE CROMWELL MoWT U-508




Sister ship Empire Drum. Photo. www.photoship.co.uk


 


Built 1941


Tonnage: 5,970 / 3,577 tons


Cargo: 1,000 tons of chrome ore


Route: Haifa - Capetown - Trinidad - New York


Sunk 28/11/42 by U-508 on pos. 09º 00’N 58º 30’W


24 Dead


25 Survivors


Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT)


At 02.17 hours on 28 Nov, 1942, the unescorted Empire Cromwell (Master Philip Dent) was torpedoed and sunk by U-508 about 160 miles southeast of Galeota Point, Trinidad. The master, 20 crew members and three gunners were lost. 19 crew members and six gunners were picked up two days later by British MTB´s and landed at Port of Spain, Trinidad. 


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