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SHIPS HIT BRITAIN 238 * - V W Y

10)YORKWOOD U-507




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Built: 1936


Tonnage:  5,401 / 8,450 tons


Cargo: General cargo


Route: Durban - Capetown - Paranam - UK 


Sunk 8 Jan, 1943 by U-507 on pos. 04º10”S 35º30”W


2 Dead


46 Survivors


On 8 Jan, 1943, the unescorted Yorkwood (Master Frank Herbert Fenn) was torpedoed and sunk by U-507 northwest of Ascension Island. One crew member was lost. The master was taken prisoner by the Germans and lost when the U-boat was sunk five days later. 38 crew members and eight gunners landed at Macau, Brazil.


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


 

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