Ships hit by U-boats


Pearlmoor

British Steam merchant



Photo courtesy of Richard Cox

NamePearlmoor
Type:Steam merchant
Tonnage4,581 tons
Completed1923 - J. Readhead & Sons Ltd, South Shields 
OwnerWalter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne 
HomeportLondon 
Date of attack19 Jul 1940Nationality:      British
 
FateSunk by U-62 (Hans-Bernhard Michalowski)
Position55° 23'N, 9° 18'W - Grid AM 5534
Complement39 (13 dead and 26 survivors).
ConvoySL-38 (straggler)
RoutePepel - Freetown (1 Jul) - Methil - Immingham 
Cargo7860 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 boardWe have details of 14 people who were on board

Location of attack on Pearlmoor.

ship sunk.


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