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Hi all

Couple of queries

1. Does anybody know the first allied vessel lost to enemy action, excluding vessels detained, in WWII? I know that the Truro (974grt/1922) was the first Ellerman's Wilson Line vessel sunk and this was by U36 on the 15.9.1939 130m ENE of Aberdeen. Any details would be appreciated.

2. Does anybody know the most number of Atlantic crossing made by any allied vessel during WWII? I know that the Athelprince (8792grt/1926) made 46 crossing during this period. I'm not really interested in Liner's on trooping duties, just the run of the mill proper ships.

Thanks in advance

NigelC
 

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WWII Losses

Hi Nigel,

First three ships sunk by the enemy WWII

3rd Sep
ATHENIA
13581t
Passenger Ship
U-30
56.44 N : 14.05 W


5th Sep
BOSNIA
2407t
Freighter
U-47
45.29 N : 09.45 W


5th Sep
ROYAL SCEPTRE
4853t
Steamer
U-48
46.23 N : 14.59 W

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Raymond
 

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Is this any use Nigel?

Official Number: 160388
Port of Registry: London
Name: Bosnia
Callsign: GNSD
Built: March 1928
By: J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd. Sunderland
Gross Tonnage: 2402
Net Tonnage: 1209
Length: 292 ft. 3in.
Beam: 45 ft.
Draught: 20 ft. 3 in.
Engines: Triple expansion 3 Cy. 403 NHP
By: J. Dickinson & Sons Ltd. Sunderland
Owner: Cunard S. S. Co. Ltd. (1937)
Fate: Sunk 5th September 1939

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Hi Clem

Thanks for the info on the Bosnia, I didn't have the info. When I said No.2 I actually meant q2 in my original posting.

However still grateful for the info

NigelC
 
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