Ships hit by U-boats


British Steam merchant

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Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage2,626 tons
Completed1922 - Taikoo Dockyard & Engineering Co of Hong Kong Ltd, Hong Kong 
OwnerChina Navigation Co Ltd, London 
Date of attack18 Mar 1943Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-593 (Gerd Kelbling)
Position32° 59'N, 22° 21'E - Grid CO 5811
Complement81 (9 dead and 72 survivors).
RouteBenghazi (9 Mar) - Tripoli - Alexandria 
History In June 1942, the Kaying was used by the Admiralty as wireless station in Siamese waters. 
Notes on event

At 08.34 hours on 18 March 1943, U-593 attacked a small convoy near Derna, Cyrenaica and sank two ships, the Dafila and Kaying.

The badly damaged Kaying (Master R.H. Fairley) foundered the next day in heavy weather. Seven crew members and two gunners were lost. The master, 67 crew members and four gunners were rescued and landed at Alexandria.

On boardWe have details of 10 people who were on board

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