British Steam merchant
|Completed||1932 - R. & W. Hawthorn, Leslie & Co Ltd, Hebburn-on-Tyne|
|Owner||J. & C. Harrison Ltd, London|
|Date of attack||13 Apr 1942||Nationality: British|
|Fate||Sunk by U-435 (Siegfried Strelow)|
|Position||73° 33'N, 27° 19'E - Grid AC 4521|
|Complement||70 (0 dead and 70 survivors).|
|Route||Murmansk - Reykjavik|
|Cargo||600 tons of mineral ores (mainly manganese ore) as ballast|
|History||Completed in May 1932 |
|Notes on event|
On 13 April 1942 the Harpalion in convoy QP-10 was bombed and heavily damaged by German Ju88 aircraft. The vessel was abandoned by the crew and a reported scuttling attempt by the escort must have failed, because her abandoned wreck was located by U-435 which fired a spread of three G7a torpedoes at 15.35 hours. The third torpedo struck aft and caused the vessel to sink slowly by the stern at 15.50 hours.
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