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SHIPS HIT BRITAIN 238 * - G H I

7)HAMLA U-506




Photo. Hamla 1929 (tynebuiltships.co.uk) from Paul Johnson collection.



Hamla seen on left. Photo. (C) rapidtp.co.za/museu


 


Built: 1929


Tonnage: 4,416 / 7,380 tons


Cargo:  Manganese ore


Route   Rio de Janeiro - Trinidad - Freetown - UK


Sunk 23 August 1942  by U-506  on position 05° 30'N 15° 00'W


42 Dead


0 Survivors


At 23.37 hours on the unescorted Hamla (Master William Ashley Shute, OBE) was struck by two torpedoes from U-506 about 200 miles south-southwest of Freetown. Würdemann observed how the vessel disappeared immediately after being hit under the bridge and the aft mast. The master, 37 crew members and four gunners were lost.


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


 

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