British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - William Dobson & Co, Walker-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Hall Brothers SS Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||24 Feb 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-162 (Jürgen Wattenberg)|
|Position||47° 45'N, 38° 15'W - Grid BD 4144|
|Complement||47 (47 dead - no survivors)|
|Route||Cardiff (12 Feb) - Belfast Lough (15 Feb) - Buenos Aires|
|Cargo||Coal and coke|
|History||Completed in March 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 08.35 hours on 24 Feb 1942 the unescorted White Crest (Master Gordon Joures), a straggler from convoy ONS-67 due to a heavy gale on 19 February, was hit by two torpedoes from U-162 and sank capsizing after eight minutes southeast of St. John’s. The ship had been spotted at 02.30 hours and missed with two torpedoes at 04.45 hours. The master, 40 crew members and six gunners were lost.
|On board||We have details of 47 people who were on board.|
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