Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

Photo courtesy of the Allen Collection

Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage8,063 tons
Completed1935 - William Hamilton & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerT. & J. Brocklebank Ltd, Liverpool 
Date of attack5 Oct 1939Nationality:      British
FateDamaged by U-32 (Paul Büchel)
Position51° 24'N, 3° 57'W - Grid AM 9865
Complement31 (2 dead and 29 survivors).
RouteBelfast (3 Oct) - Newport 
CargoGovernment stores 
History Completed in July 1935

Broken up at Hong Kong in May 1963. 
Notes on event

On 5 October 1939 the Marwarri was damaged by a mine, laid on 17 September by U-32 3.5 miles 190° from Scarweather Light Vessel in the Bristol Channel. She was run aground in Mumbles Bay, salvaged the same month and towed to Swansea. Later repaired at Newport and returned to service in February 1941.

On boardWe have details of 2 people who were on board

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