|Photographer:||Gordy [View profile]||Title:||CHARLES L-D||Added:||Aug 20, 2012|
||General cargo ships built 1940 and before (Over 3000gt)|
Name Charles L.D.
Type: Motor merchant
Tonnage 5,273 tons
Completed 1933 - A/B Götaverken, Gothenburg
Owner Union-Castle Mail SS Co Ltd, London
Date of attack 9 Dec 1942 Nationality: British
Fate Sunk by U-553 (Karl Thurmann)
Position 59.02N, 30.45W - Grid AK 3510
Complement 48 (36 dead and 12 survivors).
Route Karachi (8 Sep) - New York (27 Nov) - Glasgow
Cargo 6517 tons of general cargo
History Completed in January 1934 as French Charles L.D. for Louis Dreyfus & Cie, Dunkirk. In 1940 operated by the Vichy French government as Procyon. On 23 Mar, 1941, the Vichy French Charles L.D. was captured by HMNZS Leander (75) (Capt R.H. Bevan, RN) between Mauritius and Madagascar. The ship was brought to Mauritius and taken over by the Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).
Notes on loss
At 09.10 hours on 9 Dec, 1942, the Charles L.D. (Master Diego Emmanuel Canoz) in convoy HX-217 was torpedoed and sunk by U-553 about 405 miles east of Cape Farewell. 34 crew members and two French gunners were lost. The master and eleven crew members were picked up by the British rescue ship Perth (Master Keith Williamson, OBE) and landed at Clyde on 13 December.
Photo Credits: The late Allan Green Collection Vic Australia
Cheers and Gb
Photo Comments (5)
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I agree, a truly fine photo of a lovely looking ship. |
Ty Rick, Mr Dot and Denis, for your kind words, I am glad you like the pics, they are yours for the taking just give the credit to the photographer, the late Allan Green...all the best! |
Simply exquisite Gordy.
A masterful shot and equal scanning expertise!
No better image available anywhere - an equal? yes, better? No.
Naturally, that's in *my* opinion!!
Regards and thanks, Rick
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thank-you for another fine looking merchantman post! mrdot. |