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Re: Records of Torpedoed Ships
« Reply #9 on: Monday 25 March 19 11:35 GMT (UK) »
Any progress on this thread?
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Re: Records of Torpedoed Ships
« Reply #10 on: Monday 25 March 19 21:15 GMT (UK) »
Hi Seaweed,

I did indeed have help from Mr Lowrey over at uboat.net as you suggested.  I have been translating as best I can, the KTB OF U 53.  It provided a little information, but not a lot. Also I have the TNA file from ADM 137 3986 which again provides a little information, mostly about gun positions etc.  I did find out that the survivors were in a boat for 26 hours before being picked up, so that was good to know. 

Would be great to find survivor accounts, but I don't think that would be possible even if there were ever any to begin with! 

Thanks again for sending me over to Uboat, was very helpful! 
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Re: Records of Torpedoed Ships
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday 27 March 19 20:59 GMT (UK) »
Sorry for the late reply.
The Admiralty did obtain Survivors Reports in WW2 but as far as I know not in WW1.
It may be of interest to look at the last Logbook and Crew Agreement of PONTIAC official number 81273, available from TNA Kew.
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C2480627
All sorts of bits of paper relating to the voyage can be sometimes found in Logbooks and you may pick up a few snippets. Worth a look.

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SW
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Re: Records of Torpedoed Ships
« Reply #12 on: Thursday 28 March 19 19:15 GMT (UK) »
That looks like a lot of stuff to go through!  If I ever get to Kew Iíll definitely look it up.  Thanks Seaweed
Bennett, De La Sierna/Serna, Farrow, Bunton