British Steam merchant
|Completed||1925 - Ropner Shipbuilding & Repairing Co Ltd, Stockton-on-Tees|
|Owner||Sir R. Ropner & Co Ltd, West Hartlepool|
|Date of attack||10 Dec 1939||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-20 (Karl-Heinz Moehle)|
|Position||52° 53'N, 1° 51'E - Grid AN 7633|
|Complement||36 (0 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Bona - Middlesbrough|
|Cargo||7850 tons of iron ore|
|History||Completed in May 1925 |
|Notes on event|
At 16.00 hours on 10 Dec 1939 the Willowpool (Master Norman Joseph Oliver), dispersed from convoy HG-9, struck a mine, laid on 21 November by U-20 3 miles east from Newarp Lightship and sank in 52°52´48N/01°51´12E. The master and 35 crew members were picked up by the Gorleston lifeboat.
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