King Arthur (4)

Date of attack

15 Nov 1942

Fate

Sunk by U-67 (Günther Müller-Stöckheim)

Position 10.30N, 59.50W - Grid EE 7758

Complement

40 (0 dead and 40 survivors).

Official Number

Ship Builder

Engine Builder

Engine Type


160458


Harland & Wolff

Belfast


Harland & Wolff

Belfast


Diesel 6 Cyl

Single Acting

HP


1850 IHP

Screws


1

Torpedoed and Sunk near Trinidad - 1942

King Arthur

Left  Alexandria

For  UK via Port Elizabeth & Trinidad

Lost  15 November 1942

Fate

Master

A MacNeil

Survived

Fifth Engineer

W J G Darling

Survived

Crew Member

K Davies

Survived

Route

Alexandria - Port Elizabeth (15 Oct) - Trinidad - UK

Cargo

5200 tons of general cargo and cotton

Notes on loss  

At 05.19 hours on 15 Nov, 1942, the unescorted King Arthur (Master Angus MacNeil) was hit by two torpedoes from U-67 west of Trinidad.

The U-boat fired three coups de grâce, the first at 05.27 hours missed, the second at 05.39 hours hit in the stern and the third at 05.47 hours hit amidships. The vessel capsized to port and sank at 05.51 hours.

The master, 32 crew members and seven gunners were rescued by an American patrol ship and landed at Trinidad.


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