Ships hit by U-boats


Widestone

British Steam merchant


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NameWidestone
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,192 tons
Completed1920 - Tidewater Shipbuilders Ltd, Three Rivers, Quebec 
OwnerTurnbull, Scott & Co, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack17 Nov 1942Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-184 (G√ľnther Dangschat)
Position54° 30'N, 37° 10'W - Grid AK 4690
Complement42 (42 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyONS-144
RouteCardiff - Milford Haven - St.Johns 
Cargo3400 tons of coal 
History Built as Canadian Rancher 1929 renamed Santurce 1937 renamed Widestone 
Notes on event

At 23.46 hours on 17 Nov 1942, U-184 fired three single torpedoes at three ships in convoy ONS-144 about 500 miles southeast of Cape Farewell and reported one ship sunk and two probably sunk. However, only Widestone (Master William Storm) was hit and sank at this time. The master, 34 crew members and seven gunners were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 42 people who were on board

Location of attack on Widestone.

ship sunk.


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