Ships hit by U-boats


Empire Redshank

British Steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameEmpire Redshank
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage6,615 tons
Completed1919 - Federal Shipbuilding Co, Kearny NJ 
OwnerDonaldson Brothers Ltd, Glasgow 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack22 Feb 1943Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-606 (Hans-Heinrich Döhler)
Position46° 53'N, 34° 32'W - Grid BD 5441
Complement47 (0 dead and 47 survivors).
ConvoyON-166
RouteCardiff - Belfast Lough - Galveston 
CargoBallast 
History Completed in April 1919 as Braddock for US Shipping Board (USSB). 1937 laid up as reserve. 1941 transferred to Britain and renamed Empire Redshank for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT). 
Notes on event

At 22.20 hours on 22 Feb 1943, U-606 attacked the convoy ON-166 east of St. Johns, Newfoundland and torpedoed three ships, the Empire Redshank, Chattanooga City and Expositor. The U-boat was lost after the attack.

At 23.50 hours on 22 February, the badly damaged Empire Redshank (Master John Houston Clinton) was sunk by gunfire by HMCS Trillium (K 172) (Lt P.C. Evans, RCNR) after the corvette had picked up the master, 39 crew members and seven gunners. The survivors were landed at St. Johns.

 
On boardWe have details of 1 people who were on board

Location of attack on Empire Redshank.

ship sunk.


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