British Steam merchant
|Type:||Steam merchant (North Sands)|
|Completed||1942 - North Vancouver Ship Repairs Ltd, North Vancouver BC|
|Owner||James Chambers & Co Ltd, Liverpool|
|Date of attack||6 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-410 (Horst-Arno Fenski)|
|Position||36° 27'N, 10° 17'W - Grid CG 8511|
|Complement||67 (0 dead and 67 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool (20 Feb) - Gibraltar|
|History||Completed in October 1942 for US War Shipping Administration (WSA), lend-leased on bareboat charter to British Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).|
1947 returned to US and transferred to US Maritime Commission. 1948 sold to Persia and renamed Iran for Iran Navigation Co, Bushire. 1953 renamed Hassan and registered in Panama for Royal Steamship Co, Panama. 1954 renamed Tiha for Cia de Nav Phoenix (Ivanovic & Co), Panama. 1960 sold to Britain and renamed St. Dunston for Saint Line Ltd (Rankin, Gilmour & Co), London. 1962 sold to Hong Kong and renamed Bename for Wing Tak SS Co (B.T. Shipping Co), Hong Kong. Broken up at Kaohsiung in February 1967.
|Notes on event|
At 15.20 hours on 6 March 1943, U-410 attacked 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 Fort Paskoyac managed to reach Gibraltar and after temporary repairs left in convoy XK-6 in tow of the tugs HMS Hudson (W 02) (Master B.C. Weltevreden) and HMS Schelde (W 156), arriving at Milford Haven on 18 May 1943. Later that month she was towed to the Tyne where the ship was repaired and returned to service in October 1943.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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