British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||W.J. Tatem Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||18 Apr 1945||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-245 (Friedrich Schumann-Hindenberg)|
|Position||51° 20'N, 1° 42'E - Grid AN 7968|
|Complement||54 (5 dead and 49 survivors).|
|Route||London - Antwerp|
|Cargo||6000 tons of military cargo|
|History||Completed in October 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 05.55 hours on 18 April 1945, U-245 attacked convoy TAM-142 10 miles east-southeast of North Foreland and claimed the sinking of two steamers. The U-boat also fired a Gnat at a corvette and heard an end-of-run detonation after 16 minutes. The xB-Dienst suggested a success. However, only the Karmt and Filleigh were hit and sunk.
The master, 37 crew members, ten gunners and the Belgian pilot from the Filleigh (Master Patrick McSweeney) were picked up by a British escort vessel and landed at Dover. Five crew members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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