British Steam tanker
|Completed||1919 - Sir James Laing & Sons Ltd, Sunderland|
|Owner||British Mexican Petroleum Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||24 Feb 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-558 (Günther Krech)|
|Position||44° 34'N, 42° 37'W - Grid BC 9446|
|Complement||42 (0 dead and 42 survivors).|
|Route||Londonderry - Halifax - Trinidad|
|History||Completed in July 1919 as War Hagara for Shipping Controller, managed by Andrew Weir & Co. 1920 renamed Inverarder for Inver Tankers Ltd (Andrew Weir & Co), Dublin. |
|Notes on event|
At 04.28 hours on 24 Feb 1942, U-558 fired a spread of two torpedoes at the convoy ONS-67 southeast of St. John’s and observed two hits on the Inverarder (Master Albert George Robins), which sank by the bow after 15 minutes. The master, 33 crew members and eight gunners were picked up by the British merchant Empire Flame, transferred to the rescue ship Toward (Master Arthur James Knell, MBE, DSC) and landed at Halifax on 1 March.
|On board||We have details of 2 people who were on board.|
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