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SURVIVORS ADRIFT IN SOUTH ATLANTIC * - SURVIVORS

6)SURVIVORS ENGLAND D/F




DAHOMIAN – The Master, 41 crewmembers and 7 gunners were picked up by the South African armed whalers HMSAS Krugersdorp (T 48) and HMSAS Natalia (T 02) and landed at Simonstown.  In the picture the sister ship CONGONIAN.




DANMARK - The master, 37 crew members and 8 gunners were picked up by the Norwegian motor tanker Mosli and landed at Freetown.




DARKDALE - The master and 7 crew members were rescued by harbour craft at St. Helena.




DE LA SALLE - The master, 129 crew members, 12 gunners and 97 passengers from the De la Salle (Master J. Le Mancheewere) were picked up by the FFL Commandant Detroyat (J 1166) and the British merchant Calabar and landed at Lagos.




DUCHESS OF ATHOLL - The master, 267 crew members, 25 gunners and all 534 passengers were picked up by the British ocean boarding vessel HMS Corinthian (F 103) (Cdr E.J.R Pollitt) and landed at Freetown.




HMS DUMANA - The master, 107 crew members, 7 gunners and 15 RAF personnel were picked up by HMS Arran (T 06) (Lt W.G.N. Aplin) and HMS Southern Pride (K 249) (Lt G.B. Angus, DSC) and landed at Takoradi.




DUNKWA - The master, 37 crew members and one gunner were picked up by the Dutch merchant Polydorus and landed at Oban, Cameroon.




EAST WALES - On 22 December 42, 47 men and their boats were picked up by the Swedish motor merchant Gullmaren in 02°04S/35°27W and taken to Natal, Brazil, arriving in the evening on 23 December. The survivors were flown to New York via Bolivia and Miami in two US Army transport aircraft on 26 December.




ELMDALE - The master, 30 crew members and five gunners were picked up by the Brazilian steam merchant Therezina M. and landed at Forteleza, Brazil.




ELMDENE - The master and 35 crew members were rescued by the Carlton in 08°47N/16°37W and taken to Freetown. 




ELMWOOD - The master and 19 survivors landed at Freetown. The second officer and 11 survivors landed about 200 miles further along the coast at Bissao, Portuguese Guinea on 11 August. The chief officer and 18 survivors were picked up by the American Liberty ship Davy Crockett and landed at Capetown.



EMPIRE AVOCET - 47 crew members and 7 gunners were picked up by the HMS Cowslip (K 196) (SubLt J.S.M. Swift) and landed at Freetown. 




EMPIRE BRUCE - The master, 41 crew members and 7 gunners were picked up by the British minesweeper HMS MMS-107 (Skipper H.J. Craven) and landed at Freetown.




EMPIRE KOHINOOR - The master, 72 crew members and 8 gunners were rescued. The first boat was rescued by the British destroyer HMS Wolverine (D 78) (Cdr J.P. Meney) and landed at Takoradi. The second boat was rescued by the British merchant Gascony and the third landed at Lumley Beach, Sierra Leone.




EMPIRE NOMAD -  The 19 survivors in the boat of the chief officer were picked up after three days by the British steam merchant Tynebank and landed at Rio de Janeiro. In the picture sister ship EMPIRE COMET




EMPIRE PROTECTOR - The master, 29 crew members and 3 gunners were picked up by Arundo and landed at Freetown. 




EMPIRE WHIMBREL - The master, 45 crew members and 7 gunners were picked up by HMS Wolverine (D 78) (Lt I.M. Clegg, RN) and HMS Witch (D 89) (LtCdr S.R.J. Woods, RNR) and landed at Freetown.




EMPRESS OF CANADA - 44 crew, 8 gunners and half of the Italian Prisoners of war, nearly 200,  after being spotted by a Catalina aircraft the survivors were picked up by HMS Boreas, a Destroyer and HMS Petunia, a Sloop. The survivors were landed at Freetown, Sierra Leone, West Africa.




ENA DE LARRINAGA -  The master and 18 survivors were rescued by local fishermen after 13 days and landed at Rio de Fogo near Touros, some 40 miles north off Natal Brazil. The chief officer and 18 survivors were picked up by the Brazilian steam passenger ship Almirante Alexandrino and landed at Recife.




FABIAN - The master and 32 crew members were picked up by the British steam tanker British Statesman and landed at Freetown. 




FORT CHILCOTIN -  At 09.30 hours on 29 July, 53 survivors were picked up by the Argentine steam tanker Tacito after attracting her by firing red flares when her lights were spotted at daybreak. The tanker also hoisted both lifeboats aboard and took them to Rio de Janeiro, arriving on the morning of 1 August.




Sister ship Fort Stikine



FORT HALKETT -  The master and 23 survivors made landfall south of Natal. The chief officer and 23 survivors were picked up by USS Goldsborough (AVD 5) (Lt W.J. Meehan, USNR) south-southest of Recife in position 08°35S/34°40W on 13 August after their lifeboat had been spotted by aircraft and landed at Recife. The second officer and ten survivors landed at Cabedelo a port city near Joao Pessoa, Brazil.                         


 

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