british MOWT - Ministry of War Transport (WWII) SS Fort Battle River [+1943]
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nationality british
purpose transport
type cargo ship
subtype/class Liberty EC2-S-C1
Liberty EC2-S-C1 Richard Montgomery SS [+1944]
propulsion steam
date built 1942
is nickname no
status
unknown
details
weight (tons) 7133  grt
dimensions 134.72 x 17.37 x 10.6 m
material steel
engine Triple expansion engines
armament armed merchantship
power 505  n.h.p.
speed 11  knots
about the loss
cause lost torpedo
date lost 06/03/1943  [dd/mm/yyyy]
casualties 0
about people
builder
North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd., Vancouver
owner
MOWT - Ministry of War Transport (WWII), London
captain Albert Victor Parkinson Turnbull
complement 10
no. of crew 45
no. of passengers 9
about the wreck
depth (m.) 4100 max. / -- min. (m)
orientation
protected
war grave
references
references
[1] Lloyd´s of London, Lloyd's Register of Shipping
[2]  uboat.net
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entered by Claes Johnny
entered 12/10/2007
last update Lettens Jan
last update 30/01/2011
 
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[1] Lettens Jan17/02/2009
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Claes Johnny06/03/2008At 15.20 hours on 6 Mar, 1943, U-410 attacked the convoy KMS-10 west of Gibraltar and reported two ships damaged and one possible hit on a third ship. In fact, the Fort Battle River was sunk and the Fort Paskoyac was damaged. The master Albert Victor Parkinson Turnbull, 45 crew members, 10 gunners and nine passengers (army personnel) from the Fort Battle River were picked up by the Canadian corvette HMCS Shediac (K 110) (Lt J.E.

Clayton) and the British merchant Empire Flamingo and landed at Gibraltar.
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Claes Johnny12/10/2007Mar. 6, 1943: The ship was bound from Liverpool to Bougie when, west of Gibraltar, she was sunk by U-410.
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