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SHIPS HIT BRITAIN 238 * - P Q R

14)ROBERT HUGHES U-69




Photo The Nigerian Marine's War Effort (britishempire.co.uk)


Built 1932


Tonnage 1,545 / 2,879 tons


Cargo: Suction Dredger


Sunk 4 Jun 1941 by U-69 in pos 06º 27”N 03º 23”E.


14 Dead


17 Survivors


On 4 Jun, 1941, the Robert Hughes (Master D. Jones) struck a mine laid on 29 May by U-69 in the entrance to Lagos Harbour and sank. 14 crew members were lost. The master and 16 crew members were rescued by harbour craft. 


By Robert Hughes (British Suction dredger) - Ships hit by German U-boats during WWII - uboat.net


 

 

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