British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Smith´s Dock Co Ltd, South Bank, Middlesbrough|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||11 Sep 1941||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-207 (Fritz Meyer)|
|Position||63.05N, 37.50W - Grid AD 63|
|Complement||49 (42 dead and 7 survivors).|
|Route||Montreal - Sydney (30 Aug) - Avonmouth|
|Cargo||7000 tons of grain, 528 tons of oats and 115 tons of trucks|
Completed in July 1928
|Notes on event|
At 02.45 hours on 11 Sep, 1941, the Stonepool at station #111 and five minutes later the Berury at station #112 in convoy SC-42 were torpedoed and sunk east of Cape Farewell. There are no attack reports for this time from the German side, so the attacker must have been U-207, which was sunk a few hours later by the escorts.
The master, 33 crew members and eight gunners from Stonepool (Master Joseph Hewitson Nicholson) were lost. Six crew members and one gunner were picked up by HMCS Kenogami (K 125) (LtCdr R. Jackson, RCNVR) and landed at Loch Ewe.
|On board||We have details of 37 people who were on board.|
Attack entries for Stonepool
|13 Oct 1939||U-42||Rolf Dau||Damaged||4,803|
|11 Sep 1941||U-207||Oblt. Fritz Meyer||Sunk||4,803|
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