British Steam merchant
|Completed||1935 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||B.J. Sutherland & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||23 Dec 1944||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-322 (Gerhard Wysk)|
|Position||50° 23'N, 1° 43'W - Grid BF 31|
|Complement||59 (0 dead and 59 survivors).|
|Route||Bona, Algeria - Tyne|
|Cargo||8258 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in July 1935 |
|Notes on event|
At 11.50 hours on 23 Dec 1944 the Dumfries (Master Robert Blackey) in convoy MKS-71 was torpedoed and sunk by U-322 south of St. Catherine´s Point, Isle of Wight. The master and seven crew members were picked up by HMS Balsam (K 72) (LtCdr Sir J.H.S. Fayer, DSC, RNVR) and landed at Portsmouth. 41 crew members, eight gunners and two passengers were picked up by HMS Pearl (T 22) (T/Lt B.G. Barfoot, RNVR) and landed at Southampton.
|Revisions||January 2005 by Dr. Axel Niestlé:|
The sinking of Dumfries was earlier attributed to U-772 (Rademacher), but the fate of this U-boat was revised after its wreck was discovered. The subsequent reassessment of the sinking of this ship indicates that the attacker probably was U-322.
|On board||We have details of 1 people who were on board.|
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