British Motor tanker
|Completed||1937 - Cammell Laird & Co Ltd, Birkenhead|
|Owner||British Tanker Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||23 Feb 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Damaged by U-202 (Günter Poser)|
|Position||31° 10'N, 27° 30'W - Grid DG 5624|
|Complement||59 (0 dead and 59 survivors).|
|Route||Barry (30 Jan) - Swansea - Milford Haven - Curaçao|
|History||Completed in April 1937|
|Notes on event|
At 22.17 hours on 23 Feb 1943, U-202 fired a spread of four torpedoes at convoy UC-1. The first struck the Murena and the second the British Fortitude, both tankers were able to continue their voyage, though in a damaged condition. The third torpedo failed and the last hit the Empire Norseman, which had already been damaged by U-382 (Juli) and was later sunk by a coup de grâce from U-558 (Krech).
The British Fortitude arrived at Guantanamo on 8 March, was later repaired at Galveston and returned to service in May 1943.
|On board||We have details of 6 people who were on board.|
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