British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||W.H. Seager & Co Ltd, Cardiff|
|Date of attack||18 Oct 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-46 (Engelbert Endrass)|
|Position||57.31N, 13.10W - Grid AM 2922|
|Complement||37 (0 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Three Rivers - Sydney (5 Oct) - Tyne - Middlesbrough|
|Cargo||1626 tons of steel, 5874 tons of lumber and a deck cargo of crated aircraft|
|Notes on event|
Between 20.58 and 21.04 hours on 18 Oct, 1940, U-46 fired four single torpedoes at the convoy SC-7 about 100 miles west by south of Barra Head and claimed two ships totalling 8000 grt sunk and one ship with 7000 grt damaged. The U-boat is credited with sinking the Beatus and Convallaria in this attack.
The master and 36 crew members from the Beatus (Master Wilfred Leslie Brett) were picked up by HMS Bluebell (K 80) (LtCdr Robert E. Sherwood) and landed at Gourock.
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