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SHIPS HIT BRITAIN 238 * - M N O

22)NORTHMOOR (MoWT) U-109*



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Photo. City of Vancouver Archives CVA 447-2510


 


Built 1928


Tonnage 4,392 / 8,220 tons


Route Lourenço Marques – Durban – Buenos Aires


Cargo 6,920 tons of  Coal


Sunk 17 May 1943 by U-109 in pos. 28° 27'S 32° 43'E


12 Dead


27 Survivors


At 14.12 hours on 17 May 1943, U-198 fired two spreads of two torpedoes at convoy LMD-17 north of Durban, heard four detonations and sinking noises and reported one ship sunk and another probably sunk. However, only the Northmoor (Master Arthur Peters) was hit and sunk. Eleven crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 20 crew members, four gunners and two passengers (DBS) were picked up by HMS St. Loman (FY 276) (Lt R.C. Warwick, DSC, RNR) and landed at Durban.


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


 

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