British Steam merchant
|Completed||1918 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Houlder Brothers & Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||25 Nov 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-28 (Günter Kuhnke)|
|Position||49.15N, 09.00W - Grid BF 1862|
|Complement||? men (0 dead and ? survivors).|
|Route||Buenos Aires - Freetown - Liverpool|
|Cargo||General cargo and grain|
|History||Completed in May 1918 as War Bison for The Shipping Controller, managed by Rankin, Gilmour & Co, London. 1919 sold to Belgium and renamed Australier for Compagnie Maritime Belge (Lloyd Royal) SA, Antwerp. 1926 sold to Britain and renamed Salado for Buenos Ayres Great Southern Railway Co (A. Holland & Co), London. 1935 renamed Royston Grange for Houlder Brothers & Co Ltd, London. |
|Notes on event|
At 13.19 hours on 25 Nov, 1939, the Royston Grange (Master Arthur George Phelps-Mead) in convoy SL-8B was hit by one torpedo from U-28 and sank about 50 miles southwest of Lands End. The master and crew were picked up by the British trawler Romilly and landed at Swansea.
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