British Catapult armed merchant
|Type:||Catapult armed merchant (CAM)|
|Completed||1941 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow|
|Owner||Donaldson Brothers Ltd, Glasgow|
|Date of attack||14 Feb 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-576 (Hans-Dieter Heinicke)|
|Position||42° 00'N, 55° 00'W - Grid BB 8851|
|Complement||53 (53 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Manchester - Halifax|
|History||Built for Ministry of War Transport (MoWT) |
|Notes on event|
At 03.37 hours on 14 Feb 1942 the Empire Spring (Master Alexander McKechan), dispersed from convoy ON-63 (convoy commodore), was torpedoed and sunk by U-576 southeast of Sable Island. The master, the commodore A.D.H. Dibben OBE RNR, 41 crew members, five gunners and five naval staff members were lost.
|On board||We have details of 55 people who were on board.|
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