British Steam merchant
|Completed||1941 - Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd, Barrow-in-Furness|
|Owner||Headlam & Sons, Whitby|
|Date of attack||25 Apr 1943||Nationality: British|
|Fate||A total loss by U-117 (Hans-Werner Neumann)|
|Position||33.52N, 07.50W - Grid DJ 25|
|Complement||71 (46 dead and 25 survivors).|
|Route||Newport - Casablanca - Gibraltar|
|Cargo||Naval, military and RAF equipment|
|History||Completed in September 1941 as Catapult Armed Merchant (CAM) for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT).|
|Notes on event|
On 25 Apr, 1943, the Empire Morn was heavily damaged by a mine laid on 10 April by U-117 off Casablanca. The ship was salvaged and towed to Gibraltar, but not repaired and used as store ship.
The galley boy Raymond Steed was the youngest British serviceman to die in World War 2. He was just 14 years and 207 days old when he was lost on Empire Morn.
|On board||We have details of 22 people who were on board.|
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