British Steam merchant
|Completed||1942 - C. Connell & Co. Ltd, Glasgow|
|Owner||Hain SS Co, London|
|Date of attack||30 Mar 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-404 (Otto von Bülow)|
|Position||47° 26'N, 15° 53'W - Grid BE 6146|
|Complement||50 (4 dead and 46 survivors).|
|Route||Karachi - Mormugao - Durban - Freetown (12 Mar) - Hull|
|Cargo||5971 tons of general cargo and 2500 tons of manganese ore|
|History||Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
On 30 March 1943 the Empire Bowman (Master Charles Henry Cranch OBE) in convoy SL-126 was torpedoed and sunk by U-404 about 425 miles northwest of Cape Finisterre. Four crew members were lost. The master, 39 crew members and six gunners were picked up by the British frigate HMS Wear (K 230) (Lt G.D. Edwards) and landed at Liverpool.
|On board||We have details of 8 people who were on board.|
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