British Steam merchant
|Completed||1928 - Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd, Dundee|
|Owner||James Currie & Co Ltd, Leith|
|Date of attack||8 Mar 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-569 (Hans-Peter Hinsch)|
|Position||59.31N, 10.15W - Grid AM 2417|
|Complement||32 (3 dead and 29 survivors).|
|Route||Reykjavik (6 Mar) - Scrabster - Grimsby|
|Cargo||700 tons of fish|
|History||Completed in July 1928 |
|Notes on event|
At 19.17 hours on 8 Mar, 1942, the unescorted Hengist (Master Arthur Jamieson) was torpedoed by U-569 northwest of Cape Wrath and sunk by a coup de grâce at 20.04 hours. Two crew members and one gunner were lost. The master, 24 crew members and four gunners were picked up by the French trawler Groenland and landed at Loch Ewe.
|On board||We have details of 5 people who were on board.|
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