Ships hit by U-boats

Dunaff Head

British Steam merchant

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NameDunaff Head
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage5,258 tons
Completed1918 - Workman, Clark & Co Ltd, Belfast 
OwnerUlster SS Co Ltd (G. Heyn & Sons Ltd), Belfast 
Date of attack8 Mar 1941Nationality:      British
FateSunk by UA (Hans Eckermann)
Position60° 33'N, 18° 50'W - Grid AL 3113
Complement44 (5 dead and 39 survivors).
RouteGlasgow - St. John, New Brunswick 
History Completed in March 1918 
Notes on event

At 01.19 hours on 8 March 1941 the Dunaff Head (Master R. Dicks) in convoy OB-293 was hit by one of two torpedoes from UA and sank south of Iceland. Five crew members were lost. The master, 34 crew members and four gunners were picked up by HMS Verity (D 63) (Cdr R.H. Mills, RN) and landed at Loch Ewe.

On boardWe have details of 8 people who were on board

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