British Steam merchant
|Completed||1920 - Tidewater Shipbuilders Ltd, Three Rivers, Quebec|
|Owner||Turnbull, Scott & Co, London|
|Date of attack||17 Nov 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-184 (Günther Dangschat)|
|Position||54.30N, 37.10W - Grid AK 4690|
|Complement||42 (42 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Cardiff - Milford Haven - St.Johns|
|Cargo||3400 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 board||We have details of 40 people who were on board.|
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