Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,254 tons
Completed1920 - Palmers Shipbuilding & Iron Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne 
OwnerBritish India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack23 Jul 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-752 (Karl-Ernst Schroeter)
Position5° 32'N, 14° 45'W - Grid ET 5967
Complement88 (21 dead and 67 survivors).
RouteMelbourne - Capetown (8 Jul) - Freetown - UK 
Cargo6009 tons of grain 
History Laid down as War Reynard for The Shipping Controller, completed in June 1920 as Garmula for British India Steam Navigation Co Ltd, London. 
Notes on event

On 23 July 1942 the unescorted Garmula (Master Robert C. Brown) was torpedoed and sunk by U-752 about 200 miles southwest of Freetown. The master, 61 crew members and five gunners were picked up by HMS Pict (FY 132) (LtCdr W.N.H. Faichney, RNR) and landed at Freetown. 20 crew members and one gunner were lost.

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