Does anyone have surviving relative from the sinking of SS Anselm ? Torpedoed north of the Azores July5th 1941,Sunk by U boat U96
hi my name is claire watson i am the grand-daughter of mr alfred watson (taff) who was aboard that ship although he passed away 12 yrs ago i do know a small amount of info + have small amount of press coverage i would love to swap any stories or information ....[/QUOTE
My uncle was killed on the Anselm, U96 was the Uboat in the doc/film "Das Boot"
Pm me with details please.
My Uncle was lost on the Anselm, lots of bits on this tragic loss. Ask your G/father why was the convoy was so small? They left Gurrock on the Tyne on the 29 june 1941 and I was born on the 2nd July 1941. Anselm torpedoed in the early hours of the 5th July.Hi, my Grandfather was a serving crewmember aboard and as far as i am aware he was 17 years old when it was torpedoed. we was discussing it today and he said he was going to get all his memorabilia out to show me one day, so i googled the ship name and here I am, I am sure he would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. I also realise that this is a reply to a post that is a few years old and the poster may not be around.
Saturday, July 5, 1941My Grandad tells me he has a crew list, and as for the convoy being so small he doesnt know the answer to that, 2x corvettes as escort. My grandad was asleep in his bunk when the 2 torpedoes hit, he managed to get to a lifeboat and was knocked out of it due to the sheer number of people in it, then was pulled back in, His boat was picked up by another corvette about 2hr later.
My father, Alexander Davidson Mowatt, serving with RAF was lost at se when SS Anselm was sunk off the Azores in July 1941. I was 18 months old at the time and have no memories of my father. I was an only child, now 73 and am his lsat surviving relative.Does anyone have surviving relative from the sinking of SS Anselm ? Torpedoed north of the Azores July5th 1941,Sunk by U boat U96
Google SS AnselmHi
Its a bit of an old thread this one. However does anyone have a crew list for the SS Anselm? I want to check whether my Grandfather is listed. He was rescued and eventually made his way home from Sierra Leone. I am researching his history.
Could any one please help