British Steam merchant
|Completed||1922 - Northumberland Shipbuilding Co Ltd, Howden-on-Tyne|
|Owner||Walter Runciman & Co Ltd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne|
|Date of attack||1 Apr 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-71 (Walter Flachsenberg)|
|Position||37.33N, 68.18W - Grid CA 6997|
|Complement||52 (16 dead and 36 survivors).|
|Route||Savannah - Halifax - UK|
|Cargo||7500 tons of general cargo|
|History||Completed in June 1922 |
|Notes on event|
At 04.03 hours on 1 Apr, 1942, the unescorted Eastmoor (Master James Basil Rodgers) was hit aft by one torpedo from U-71 and sank after twelve minutes about 600 miles east of Hampton Roads. The ship had been spotted about 90 minutes earlier and missed with the first two torpedoes at 03.03 and 03.31 hours. The master, 12 crew members and three gunners were lost. 29 crew members and seven gunners were picked up by the British steam merchant Calgary and landed at Capetown.
|On board||We have details of 17 people who were on board.|
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