Ships hit by U-boats


Creekirk

British Steam merchant



Photo Courtesy of Library of Contemporary History, Stuttgart

NameCreekirk
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage3,917 tons
Completed1912 - R. Duncan & Co Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerMuir, Young SS Co Ltd, London 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack18 Oct 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-101 (Fritz Frauenheim)
Position57.30N, 11.10W - Grid AM 2921
Complement36 (36 dead - no survivors)
ConvoySC-7
RouteWabana, Conception Bay - Sydney (5 Oct) - Workington 
Cargo5900 tons of iron ore 
History Built as Mariston, 1913 renamed Milcovul, 1933 renamed Hyphaestos, 1938 renamed Creekirk 
Notes on event

At 21.12 hours on 18 Oct, 1940, U-101 attacked the convoy SC-7 east-northeast of Rockall and reported two ships sunk. U-101 was only credited with sinking the Creekirk (Master Elie Robilliard). The master, 34 crew members and one gunner were lost.

 
On boardWe have details of 36 people who were on board

Location of attack on Creekirk.

ship sunk.


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