Ships hit by U-boats

Empire Spring

British Catapult armed merchant

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NameEmpire Spring
Type:Catapult armed merchant (CAM)
Tonnage6,946 tons
Completed1941 - Lithgows Ltd, Port Glasgow 
OwnerDonaldson Brothers Ltd, Glasgow 
Date of attack14 Feb 1942Nationality:      British
FateSunk by U-576 (Hans-Dieter Heinicke)
Position42° 00'N, 55° 00'W - Grid BB 8851
Complement53 (53 dead - no survivors)
ConvoyON-63 (dispersed)
RouteManchester - 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 boardWe have details of 55 people who were on board

Location of attack on Empire Spring.

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