British Steam merchant
|Completed||1939 - J.L. Thompson & Sons Ltd, North Sands, Sunderland|
|Owner||B.J. Sutherland & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||9 Jul 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-98 (Robert Gysae)|
|Position||42.46N, 32.45W - Grid CE 1315|
|Complement||43 (6 dead and 37 survivors).|
|Route||Liverpool - Capetown - Middle East|
|Cargo||4000 tons of military stores|
|Notes on event|
At 05.28 hours on 9 Jul, 1941, the Inverness (Master James Maxwell Henderson), dispersed on 6 July in 48°30N/26°30W from convoy OB-341, was torpedoed by U-98 north-northwest of the Azores. The ship broke in two and sank after a coup de grâce was fired at 05.44 hours. Six crew members were lost. The master, 31 crew members and five gunners landed at Corvo Island, Azores.
|On board||We have details of 7 people who were on board.|
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