British Motor tanker
|Completed||1931 - Greenock Dockyard Co Ltd, Greenock|
|Owner||British Tanker Co Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||14 Mar 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-124 (Johann Mohr)|
|Position||36.04N, 65.38W - Grid CB 7593|
|Complement||51 (46 dead and 5 survivors).|
|Route||Curaçao (4 Mar) - UK|
|Cargo||10,000 tons of benzine and white spirit|
|History||Completed in March 1931 |
|Notes on event|
At 21.18 hours on 14 Mar, 1942, the unescorted British Resource (Master James Kennedy) was hit fore and aft by two torpedoes from U-124 about 230 miles north of Bermuda. The ship stopped and the gunners began firing at the periscope, so at 21.33 hours a coup de grâce was fired which hit near the engine room and set the tanker completely on fire. She burned until she sank the next day. 43 crew members and three gunners were lost. The master, the third radio operator and three gunners were picked up by HMS Clarkia (K 88) (LtCdr F.J.G. Jones, RNR) and landed at Hamilton, Bermuda.
|On board||We have details of 48 people who were on board.|
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