British Steam merchant
|Completed||1923 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields|
|Owner||Walter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||19 Jul 1940||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-62 (Hans-Bernhard Michalowski)|
|Position||55° 23'N, 9° 18'W - Grid AM 5534|
|Complement||39 (13 dead and 26 survivors).|
|Route||Pepel - Freetown (1 Jul) - Methil - Immingham|
|Cargo||7860 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in April 1923 |
|Notes on event|
At 18.28 hours on 19 July 1940 the Pearlmoor (Master James Basil Rodgers), a straggler from convoy SL-38, was hit by one torpedo from U-62, broke in two and sank 62 miles west of Malin Head. 13 crew members were lost. The master and 25 crew members landed at Gola Island, Co. Donegal.
|On board||We have details of 14 people who were on board.|
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